Presentation on theme: "Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle"— Presentation transcript:
1 Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle Daily LifeInRomeBy: Kerry GiordanoThurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle
2 The Client-Patron System Network of reciprocal relationships institutionalized by Roman customThe duties of the ClientThe obligations of the PatronPatron-client relationships endured over generations in many cases and sometimes across milesReflects the central Roman value of fidelity
3 Law and Order Senators carry weight Crime common – murder, assault, stealingPolice patrol rich onlySome streets closed at nightAnyone can accuse anyone of a crime!Poor often harsher punishments
4 The Role of Religion Roman gods: stern, powerful and aloof No formal priesthood—role of aristocrats--pax deorumThe Pontifex Maximus and his board of priestsThe role of religious festivals and foreign cults--The Festival of LupercaliaExcept most religions- no conflict with emperor
5 Roman Religion (cont) Three central gods: Jupiter, Juno and Minerva Main role of the gods was protection and provision – oversee daily lifeThe shrine of Vesta and the Vestal Virgins – offer cakes on the hearthHousehold shrines: Penates and LaresRoman belief in a multitude of spirits
6 Power in the Roman Family A Patriarchal Society: “Patria Potestas” (Power of a Father)Father assumed the power of life and death over his familyRoman fathers conferred with a “council” of friendsWomen living in the shadow of men – wealthy can own propertyThe power and duties of women--Tullia
7 Power in the Roman Family (cont) The lot of poor women - HARDThe indirect political impact of womenA day in the life of a Roman household--Began the day early--Main meal at midday--An agricultural economy and practices
8 Goals of Roman Education for Public Life Only strong babies keptPoor – home school until 6/7Naming Ceremony – Bulla (boys)Boys: Manhood ceremonyStudy- Latin, Greek, math, science, lit, music, public speakingEducation of girls – dentist,Real estate, tutors, midwivesGirls:12-18 married
9 Roman Food and Drink Wealthy – kitchens vs. Poor – grills Thermopolia = “fast food”Bread, beans, spices, few veggies, cheese, water, meat, etc.Market = exotic animals – anything for $$Breakfast = bread, beans or porridgeLunch = cheese/bread and maybe olives/celeryDinner =Poor = fish, asparagus, figWealthy = honey roasted parrots, date stuffing, salted jellyfish, snails in milk!
11 Roman Recreation Public Baths - for everyone - swim, bathe, exercise, massage- libraries, shops, art, gardensBread and Circuses (poor) = free- gladiators – bloody!- Circus Maximus – chariots – men and women cansit together!
12 Roman Country Life 90% of people live in the country Wealthy = villas – raise crops/livestockFarms = grains, grapes, olives, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, beesSlaves = most of the work!Non-slaves = huts, tiny farm or labor on estates