All the subjects related to the social organization of Alba Pompeia come from the study of the inscriptions.
The civic cursus honorum was indispensable to access to the equestrian or senatorial careers: this prestigious political path has been followed in Alba by at least five citizens.
The official religious cults were executed by the so-called flamines Augusti, some holy ministers. Up to now, only one of them – Caius Cornelius Germanus – is attested in Alba, but the presence of other religious ministers is probable. Several inscriptions belong to freedmen, some former slaves who have been released from slavery by their owners with the manumissio act.
Furthermore, the population of the city counted also some petitioners of the senatorial order and a man that became Roman Emperor in 193 AC, called Publius Elvius Pertinax.
The lower classes were organized in different associations based on trades and jobs. The fabri association is an example: this group had to prevent and to extinguish the fires. Other groups were sculptors, bricks producers, farmers and legionaries. Each citizen of Alba Pompeia – after having gained the Roman citizenship – assumed the Roman naming conventions: the personal name (pranomen), the name (nomen) and the cognomen.
1) Q. Veiquasius Q.L. Optatus’ stele. The scene represented relates to the agricolture and to the wine trade.
2) L. Veianus Tertius’ stele from Gorzegno. In the main picture the activity of a blacksmith (Gorzegno, Palazzo Comunale).