SUMMARY: Ask any educated American if they can name an Ancient Roman, and you’ll get a lot of responses of Julius Caesar. Some may also think of emperors, like Augustus, Nero, Trajan, Hadrian, or Caligula, and still others may suggest characters from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, such as Cicero or Mark Antony. But what can people say about Romans who weren’t emperors or senators, or Romans who had minimal, if any, power in society?
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