Continuity And Change In Ancient Rome

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A HTC is continuity and change. The conservative Romans had their own system of values and, because they were able to preserve them during the centuries (no matter how many kinds of rulership changed), that provided continuity of Rome. The relationships between classes (patrons and clients) were a factor that provided stability. But a gradual change has happened, as the gap between rich and poor widened. The changing economy led to more poor people, and the higher class could not control them anymore. Also, other big changes followed, such as: an increase in the number of freedman, free slaves, status of the family (which gradually was corrupted), etc. All of that contributed to a major change, not only to the empire, but to the way of life.
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