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From Town Life in Ancient Italy, A Translation of Professor Ludwig Friedländer’s “Städtewesen in Italien im ersten jahrhundert,” by William E. Waters, The Students’ Series, Boston: Benj. H. Sanborn & Co., 1906; pp. i-iv.
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PROFESSOR FRIEDLÄNDER’S “Städtewesen in Italien im ersten jahrhundert,” of which the following pages are a translation, first appeared in the Deutsche Rundschau in 1879. It reappeared in his edition of the “Cena Trimalchionis” of Petronius, published in 1891. It has seemed to me that such a brief, and, at the same time broad, treatment of the life in Italian municipia as he has given in this essay is of value and interest for the student, not only of Petronius, but to other Latin authors of the silver period also, as Seneca, Juvenal, Pliny, Tacitus, Martial, Persius. Even to the student of mediæval life in Italian republics it is not without interest. The discussion in these pages rests entirely upon the evidence which is furnished or suggested by the literature and inscriptions of the period of which it treats, as is attested by numerous footnotes. Much is brought together in succinct form which can be found in Friedländer’s “Darstellungen,” but as rule only after considerable searching. In view of the recognized scholarship of all that Professor Friedländer has written, and the general interest which his pictures of Roman customs have created, I take pleasure in placing this translation — with his permission — before the public.
WILLIAM E. WATERS.
APPEARANCE AND CONDITION
SOCIAL CLASSES OF THE RURAL CITIES
FISCAL MANAGEMENT OF RURAL CITIES
POPULAR AMUSEMENTS, RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES, RELATIONS WITH ROME