Gens

In ancient Rome, a gens, plural gentes, referred to a family, consisting of all those individuals who shared the same nomen and claimed descent from a common ancestor. A branch of a gens was called a stirps (plural stirpes). The gens was an important social structure at Rome and throughout Italy during the period of the Roman Republic. Much of an individual's social standing depended on the gens to which he belonged. Certain gentes were considered patrician, others plebeian, while some had both patrician and plebeian branches. The importance of membership in a gens declined considerably in imperial times.
Posts about Gens
  • Concours d’infographie : sensibilisons le public et mettons fin à l’impunité

    … honorable pourront avoir la possibilité de travailler directement avec l’UNESCO sur des projets rémunérés dans le futur. Envoyez vos propositions à contest@visual.ly avant le lundi 13 octobre minuit (UTC-7, heure avancée du Pacifique). Les propositions doivent mettre en avant les données réunies par l’UNESCO concernant les meurtres de professionnels des…

    Visual.ly- 6 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!