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When did elections happen in ancient Pompeii ?
In November, every 4 years.
In July, every two years, to honor Caesar.
In March, every year.
In January, every third year.
How many officials were elected in a Pompeian election?
2, one of each office.
100 for the town council
10, there were a lot of public buildings to work in.
4, two pairs of officials.
What offices were elected in the Pompeian elections?
duoviri and aediles
praetors and consuls
governors and decurions
quaestors and aediles
Which set of officials were responsible for hearing evidence and giving judgments in court?
Which set of officials were responsible for supervising public markets and buildings, the police force, the water supply and sewers, the baths, and other public entertainments?
How long did elected officials hold office in ancient Pompeii?
What kind of outfits did candidates for office wear?
ones specially whitened with chalk
ones dyed purple for honor
tunics with gold trim and a laurel wreath
What did candidates often do to help them win votes?
Led armies into battle to expand the Roman empire
Did public service as interns to prove they could do a good job.
Pretty much everything candidate do today, plus a lot of bribery
Not much; it was all name recognition.
What kind of men ran for office in ancient Pompeii?
Ones with governing experience
Really rich ones.
Anyone; it was a great way to move up in life.
Only members of certain patrician families.
What was a candidate expected to do if he won the election?
Do a really good job for the government of the city.
Show gratitude by putting on shows for the public's entertainment.
Go around and personally thank each of the voters for his support.
Nothing. The elections were just for show.
True/False: an elected official was expected to contribute to the construction and repair of public buildings from his own personal wealth.
True/False: Elected officials got paid for their work in ancient Pompeii.
Which two families were very often elected to the leading offices of Pompeii?
Julii and Claudii
Horatii and Rufi
Holconii and Flacci
Caecilii and Metelli
True/False: Pompeians put political graffiti up to show support for their candidates around the city.
True/False: Women could vote in ancient Pompeii.
True: Yes, of course, the Romans aren't barbarians.
False: No, alas, only male citizens could vote.
What are fautores?
How many men were in the town council in Pompeii?
No definite number, just any prominent citizen
How did one get to be on the town council?
You were elected.
You were appointed by the council itself.
You had a certain amount of money.
You were appointed by the emperor.
What were some benefits to being elected to public office in ancient Pompeii?
Attaining higher offices later.
Increasing one's personal honor and fame.
Great seats at the theater and arena, and maybe even a statue erected by the council.
All of these.
What does candidus mean?