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Text Social pecking order in the Roman world

TLF ID M011201

This interactive resource is about the social structure of Ancient Rome. It includes detailed information about the stratification of Roman society and how this affected people's lives. The topics covered are: Legal status; Citizen and non-citizen - which includes information about the imperial hierarchy, the Senate and the franchise; Evaluating status; Wealth, influence and connections; Social mobility; and Status symbols.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is a valuable secondary source for the Australian Curriculum: History year 7 in-depth study of Ancient Rome. Students learn about social class as a key feature of Roman society and examine the way it affected everyday life.
  • The resource is valuable for the variety of examples it provides of status distinction in ancient Rome, including the type of food and drink served to different people on social occasions and where a person sat in the amphitheatre.
  • Students learn about the ways in which social distinctions in Rome changed over time allowing some social mobility to take place, for example, moving from having the status of a slave to becoming a free man.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Text
Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.