Senator Sextus Pompeius
From the life of powerful men.
It is morning in Rome. The cooking fires in the taverns heat mash and soups which have been prepared already the night before. The first workers get up in the multistoried apartment building of the biggest town on earth. Many get dressed very fast and hurry to the cookshops as it forbidden to have an open fire in the apartment buildings. It is not their aim this morning to have breakfast and go to work. They rather gather in long rows before the small and luxurious houses of those men who have the right to wear a grand toga and who can count on the support of thousands of romans: the roman senators, such as senator Pompeius.
The Senator Sextus Pompeius
Born in 67 B.C. and deceased around 35 B.C. Senator Pompeius was the son of the distinguished general and politician Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus who was the most famous opponent of Cesar. As well his son Sextus was involved in the roman civil war and died later fighting the successors of Cesar.
The cut-out-sheet Senator Pompeius shows the statesman very detailed:
- Colored cut-out-sheet á 30x21cm.
- Figure with a height of ca. 9-13cm.
- Self-explanatory handicraft work instruction.
- Suitable as from 6 years on.
From everyday life to workaday clothes
The patronage system of Rome was typical for a great composite of states. The free citizens searched for support regarding law and financials problems. Therefore, they promised to side with this man at polls and – if necessary – in militant disputes. After having gone through a civil service career for which these votes were necessary, you were accepted from the Senate.
A plastic example
Clothes, gestures and attitude of the powerful: Perfectly shown with the cut-out-sheet Pompeius. More than only knowledge from a book, politics and history can be experienced directly!
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