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.
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  • Concours d’infographie : sensibilisons le public et mettons fin à l’impunité

    … médias dans le monde entre 2006 et 2013. Les données peuvent être téléchargées ici. Le but de ce concours est de créer un support visuel original qui renforcera la sensibilisation au niveau mondial sur la question de l’impunité, et ses effets dévastateurs sur la sécurité des journalistes et la liberté d’expression. La plupart des gens ont tendance…

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