Presentation on theme: "A ROMANS LIFE From birth to death. GROWING UP The newborn is given a name on their 9 th day Boys name: Gaius Iulius Caesar Girls name: Julia At the age."— Presentation transcript:
GROWING UP The newborn is given a name on their 9 th day Boys name: Gaius Iulius Caesar Girls name: Julia At the age of 15 a boy becomes a man, namely a full citizen and wears the toga virilis. Around the same age a girl is usually given in her first marriage Life expectancy is on average shorter (about 30-35 years), which makes an earlier start in life imperative. Admission to manhood/womanhood comes with the advent of sexual (not necessarily emotional) maturity.
EDUCATION Primary education: Maybe at home, but usually at a ludus (school), common for boys and girls (the Greeks only sent boys to school, while girls were schooled at home). Lessons included languages (Greek and Latin) arithmetic and some physical exercise. Secondary education usually at a grammar school with a grammaticus. Involved reading and learning Greek and Latin literature.
HIGHER EDUCATION Rhetoric (Quintilian Institutio Oratoria), Cicero De Oratore Philosophy In Christian times: Theology TECHNICAL EDUCATION (e.g. Medicine or Engeneering) were offered through apprenticeships with a master.
MARRIAGE Often for political reasons A contract set out the property arrangements and legitimized the marriage The ceremony bears many similarities with ours (engagement ring, covering of the bride, white dress, fertility symbols),because we have adopted these from the Romans. A wedding party and a bridal procession, is common in many cultures\ Marriage, like death, was a socially stratified event, where the rich had the opportunity for ostentatious behavior.