By: Haleigh G.

A Girl's Life in Ancient Rome

By: Haleigh G.

Where Is Rome?

Rome is located on the West coast of Italy. Near a small river called the Tiber. Rome is known as "The City on the Seven Hills". Legends say that a man named Romulus chose Rome as his site and soon was crowned king.

753 B.C.E

 

-Rome was founded by Romulus. The son of Mars (god of war) and a vestal virgin named Rhea Silvia

 

80 A.D

 

-The grand Collesium was built for a bloddy entertainment with gladiators.

 

395 A.D

-Rome divides into two diffrent empires. Western and Eastern Rome.

Three Main Important Dates in Ancient Rome

           If you were a Girl in Ancient Rome:

 

Let's say you came from a wealthy family. Your family were called aristocrats. Your father might be a senator. And your mother would've ran the slaves in your home. You would most likely be at the age were your marrage was already arranged! Most of your family would live to be thirty! That is because of war, disease, illness, or arson. Lots of homes in Rome often went to flames beacuse of either something burning in the oven, or a group of senators proving a statement. Yipe!

 

Clothing:

 

Let's be honest here, the Ancient Romans certainley did not wear UGGS back then! The women usually wore a tunic like dress made of silk or wool, depending on your class. They would wear open toed sandals for shoes. No non-citizen was alowed to wear togas.

Food:

 

Some Ancient Romans usually ate bread, olives, and cheese as their breakfast, lunch and dinner. But some high class Romans sometimes ate ostrich and flamingo at a celebration, or at a party. In fact, some guests were even allowed to vomit to make more room. Ewwwww......

Thank You for Reading!!

 

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Effete horses, roman mosaic from Emerita Augusta 
Pompeian painter around 70 AD - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIAPublishing GmbH.
Fish and vegetables hanging up in a cupboard, still-life. Mosaic, Roman artwork, 2nd century CE. From a villa at Tor Marancia, near the Catacombs of Domitilla