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Chapter 14, Lesson 2: Social Rank in the Empire (pp. 436-439)

I. Three Social Classes

II. The Importance of Social Level

    A. Social divisions were clearly defined as seen in ancient Rome.

    B. Romans could change social position through the gain or loss of wealth.

    C. An individual could improve social position through gaining wealth, but this was hard to do.

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