The Pax Romana Analysis

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Chapter 6 The Pax Romana Document 6-1 Juvenal The Third Satire: What Is There to Do in Rome? ca. 100 C.E. 1. “He’s brought every profession with him – schoolmaster, rhetorician, surveyor, artist, masseur, diviner, tightrope-walker, magician, or quack…” (Caldwell 91). The speaker talks about leaving home because he believes that the foreigners are taking all the jobs and money is hard to come by. Now the citizens of Rome must save and use their money wisely. This is also a modern day concern, Americans believe that foreigners are taking their jobs and leaving them jobless. This shows us that people today are just as protective of their homeland as they were in 100C.E. they may let foreigners into the city but not into their hearts.…show more content…
100 C.E. 1. “When they are not waging war they occupy a little of their time in hunting but a good deal is spent without occupation: they devote themselves to sleeping and eating…” (Caldwell 94) According to Tacitus, Germans fight with their families close by because they want peace and quiet when they are not working. That is why Germans do not live in cities, they like living in single homes that are in plains and springs; this way they can have privacy too. 2. This passage means that Germans honor life and children. They are not always brutal and barbaric; they have good morals that they live by. Tacitus believes that Germans are simple people that value basic necessities in life. Whereas the Romans, lack good morals instead they are replaced by beauty and greed. 3. “The people take pride in their quantity, for their cattle are their sole, greatly prized wealth” (Caldwell 93). This is one of the most important features of the Germanic economy. They do not value money but instead necessities that they need to live. This is a key reason why they are honorable and noble. Whereas the Romans value money, which is why they are greedy and
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