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Title: Daily Life in Roman Empire


1
Daily Life in Roman Empire
  • History Alive
  • Chapter 35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9
Roman Weddings
  • Roman girls were married between the ages of
    12-18 years old.
  • The bride wore white toga and long veil.
  • The groom wore a white toga.

10
Food and Drink
  • What Romans ate depended on whether they were
    rich or poor.
  • Main foods were bread, beans, spices, vegetables,
    cheese and meats.

11
Housing
  • Wealthy Romans lived in grand houses.
  • Mosaics and statues adorned the inside
    furnishings.

12
Rome Housing
  • Many poor lived in small crowded tall apartments.
  • Poor cooked meals on portable grills which filled
    the room with smoke.
  • The apartments were cramped, noisy, and dirty.

13
Education
  • Poor children were sent to work instead of
    school.
  • Wealthy children were tutored until seven and
    then went to school.

14
Recreation
  • Wealthy Romans had lots of leisure time.
  • Both rich and poor males enjoyed the public baths.

15
Recreation
  • Roman emperors gave the poor bread and circuses.
  • This included gladiator games and chariot races.

16
The Circus Maximus
  • A racetrack for 200,000 spectators to watch the
    chariot races.

17
Country LIfe
  • 90 of the people lived in the country.
  • Wealthy Romans owned Villas.
  • Many country folks were not slaves but their
    lives were hard.
  • They lived in huts and worked trying to earn
    enough to survive.

18
The End
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