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Roman Culture

Roman females did not participate in recreational sports, such as swimming, horseback riding, wrestling & boxing, running, hunting and fishing.

The Colosseum (or Coliseum) was the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire. Originally held 50,000 spectators The Pantheon - meaning "Shrine of all the Gods" was a temple built to honor Rome's gods. One of the most important, oldest and best-preserved Roman buildings Basilicas were public buildings adopted by the Christian church but conceived by Romans as a place for large gatherings. Common use - law courts. Forums - squares which were surrounded by temples, shops and basilicas Baths - bathhouses used for socializing and bathing eg. Baths of Caracalla

Roman Culture

The dominant languages in Ancient Rome were Greek & Latin. The Roman alphabet, Estruscan, originally derived from the Greek. Ancient Romans only wrote in uppercase letters.

If you were rich in Ancient Rome, you could consume food such as beef, pork, lamb, chicken, fish, and snails. If you were not wealthy you would eat the Mediterranean Fish.

If you were a wealth person in Ancient Rome, you could consume foods such as beef, pork, lamb, chicken, fish and snails. If you were not as fortunate, you would eat Mediterranean Fish.

The tunic was the standard dress of Rome. However, the toga was allowed to be worn only by free roman citizens. Women in Ancient Rome wore stolas, and cloaks which protected them from hazardous weather.


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