5. Barcino society
The colony of Barcino thrived on wine production and trade. The wealthy elite managed the city where they promoted their political careers and financed public facilities, while the lower classes were engaged in artisan and subsistence work.
The common traits this society shared with other Roman cities meant the colony attracted citizens from all over the empire and also allowed the city’s elites to prosper beyond Barcino’s borders. It additionally boasted some specific features such as a large number of freedmen who were able to rise up the social ladder.