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1 Daily Life in Roman Empire Ancient Roman Empire *Write only what is in Red*

2 What was daily life like in Ancient Rome? Daily Life Daily Life Law and Order Law and Order Religion Religion Family Life Family Life Food and Drink Food and Drink Housing Housing Education Education Recreation Recreation Country Life Country Life

3 Daily Life in Ancient Rome A city of contrasts A city of contrasts Palaces and crammed apartments. Palaces and crammed apartments. City Markets where men and women shopped. City Markets where men and women shopped.

4 Daily Life in Ancient Rome Rich only a small part of Romes population. Rich only a small part of Romes population. Poor lived in filthy neighborhoods. Poor lived in filthy neighborhoods. Children of the poor were lucky to live past 10. Children of the poor were lucky to live past 10.

5 Law and Order Romans believed in the rule of law. Romans believed in the rule of law. Roman law was strict, but crime was common. Roman law was strict, but crime was common. Rich men tried to hide their wealth. Rich men tried to hide their wealth. Not all law was applied equally. Not all law was applied equally.

6 Religion Religion was important to Romans. Religion was important to Romans. Romans wanted to please their gods. Romans wanted to please their gods. Believed gods controlled their daily life. Believed gods controlled their daily life. If someone was sick, Romans would leave an offering. If someone was sick, Romans would leave an offering. Festivals and holidays held throughout the year. Festivals and holidays held throughout the year.

7 Family Life The family was ruled by the father. The family was ruled by the father. Roman men provided for the family. Roman men provided for the family. In rich families men worked. In rich families men worked. In poor families both men and women worked. In poor families both men and women worked.

8 Family Life Babies were born at home. Babies were born at home. They were named in a ceremony after 9 days. They were named in a ceremony after 9 days. Roman boys had a ceremony between ages 14-18. Roman boys had a ceremony between ages 14-18. Roman girls had no ceremony and were married between 12-18. Roman girls had no ceremony and were married between 12-18.

9 Food and Drink What Romans ate depended on whether they were rich or poor. What Romans ate depended on whether they were rich or poor. Main foods were bread, beans, spices, vegetables, cheese and meats. Main foods were bread, beans, spices, vegetables, cheese and meats.

10 Housing Wealthy Romans lived in grand houses. Wealthy Romans lived in grand houses. Mosaics and statues adorned the inside furnishings. Mosaics and statues adorned the inside furnishings.

11 Rome Housing Many poor lived in small crowded tall apartments. Many poor lived in small crowded tall apartments. Poor cooked meals on portable grills which filled the room with smoke. Poor cooked meals on portable grills which filled the room with smoke. The apartments were cramped, noisy, and dirty. The apartments were cramped, noisy, and dirty.

12 Education Poor children were sent to work instead of school. Poor children were sent to work instead of school. Wealthy children were tutored until seven and then went to school. Wealthy children were tutored until seven and then went to school.

13 Recreation Wealthy Romans had lots of leisure time. Wealthy Romans had lots of leisure time. Both rich and poor males enjoyed the public baths. Both rich and poor males enjoyed the public baths.

14 Recreation Roman emperors gave the poor bread and circuses. Roman emperors gave the poor bread and circuses. This included gladiator games and chariot races. This included gladiator games and chariot races.

15 The Circus Maximus A racetrack for 200,000 spectators to watch the chariot races. A racetrack for 200,000 spectators to watch the chariot races.

16 Country LIfe 90% of the people lived in the country. 90% of the people lived in the country. Wealthy Romans owned Villas. Wealthy Romans owned Villas. Many country folks were not slaves but their lives were hard. Many country folks were not slaves but their lives were hard. They lived in huts and worked trying to earn enough to survive. They lived in huts and worked trying to earn enough to survive.

17 Assignment Step 1: Create a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast the lives of Rich vs. Poor Roman citizens. Step 1: Create a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast the lives of Rich vs. Poor Roman citizens. Step 2: Using this information, create a diary entry of what your life is like as either a wealthy Roman or a poor Roman. Must be at least 5 sentences. Step 2: Using this information, create a diary entry of what your life is like as either a wealthy Roman or a poor Roman. Must be at least 5 sentences. Step 3: Create a second diary entry as a citizen from the opposite class that you chose in Step 2. Step 3: Create a second diary entry as a citizen from the opposite class that you chose in Step 2.


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