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Title: LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME


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LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME
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ROMAN CULTURE
  • Many Roman cultural ideas were borrowed from the
    Ancient Greeks.
  • The Romans used Greek-style statues, public
    buildings, and homes.
  • However, Romans introduced DOMES in their
    archiectecture.
  • The Romans were credited with the creation of
    concrete (mixture of volcanic ash, lime, and
    water).
  • The most famous Roman structure is the Colosseum.

3
ROMAN LITERATURE
  • Roman writings were based off Greek works.
  • Virgil wrote the Aneid based of Homers The
    Odyssey.
  • Horace wrote satires and odes to poke fun at
    human weakness and express strong emotions about
    life.
  • Romes first historian Livy recorded events that
    took place during the time of the Roman
    civilization.

4
ROMAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • Like many other things, Romans borrowed many
    medical ideas from the Greeks as well.
  • Galen emphasized the importance of anatomy and
    dissected dead animals for scientific research.
  • Ptolemy studied the sky and mapped over 1000
    different stars in outer space. However, he
    incorrectly placed the Earth in the center of the
    universe.

5
ROMAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • Roman engineers built elaborate roads in Rome
    that connected city-states together (Roman
    Roads), and built an extensive water and sewage
    system.
  • Ancient Rome had running water, bath houses,
    public restrooms and water fountains.
  • Why was all of this such an amazing feat?

6
DAILY LIFE IN ROME
  • By the time of Emperor Augustus, Rome had a
    population of over 1 million people.
  • Paterfamilias acted as the head of household.
  • Many Romans were well educated, and those who
    could afford sent their young men to school.
  • Women in Roman society did not receive formal
    education.

7
DAILY LIFE IN ROME
  • Women in Rome did have some rights, but were not
    granted full citizenship.
  • The freedoms that women enjoyed depended on the
    wealth and standing of her husband.
  • Wealthy women could own land, run a business, and
    sell property.
  • Women with less money, spent their time at home
    taking care of the children.

8
ENSLAVED PEOPLE
  • Slavery was a part of Roman life.
  • As the Roman Empire grew, military prisoners from
    conquered lands were used as slaves.
  • Some enslaved people were allowed to work in
    peoples homes or act as doctors or lawyers if
    they possessed the right qualifications.
  • Everyone one else lived a miserable life and many
    slaves were forced to fight brutal death matches
    during gladiator games.

9
ENSLAVED PEOPLE
  • The most famous of all Roman slaves was
    Spartacus.
  • He led a slave revolt of 70,000 slaves in 73 B.C.
    that lasted for two years.
  • When the revolt had ended, Spartacus and 6000 of
    his followers were put to death by crucifixion.

10
Roman Religion
  • Ancient Romans worshipped many gods and
    goddesses.
  • Many of the gods they worshipped were borrowed
    from Greek mythology.
  • As the Roman empire grew, it came into contact
    with many other religions such as Judaism and
    Christianity.

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