Ancient Rome

Go to http://rome.mrdonn.org/index.html. Write three interesting facts that you learned from this site. You may post your answers in response to this blog or submit your answers on paper. If you choose to post your answers, be sure not to repeat any facts that have already been posted. Additionally, indicate from what category (e.g. clothing & hairstyles, wedding customs, dinner, etc.) you found your facts, and share one opinion with each fact you turn in. This 27 point assignment is due January 20th (Tuesday).
 
 
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30 thoughts on “Ancient Rome

  1. 1. All actors were men. Entertainment–>Roman Theater. I think this is kind of weird.2. Big baths could hold up to 1500 people or more. The Baths. That seems to be a rather big number for one bath/swimming pool.3. the Circus Maximus could seat 250,000 people. The Circus Maximus. that is a huge number and these people aren’t standing they are all sitting.Ari-El

  2. Pater Familias/Famil1. If a child talked back he/she was sent out of the house.So they had to find a friend’s house. I think this idea is not that bad, because child will get scared enough that they would not talk back again.2.Afternoon/Siestas During siestas(midday rest) kids even got 2-3 hour break from school. I think this is a very good idea, because if they rest when they are tired, they can concentrate better when they get back to school after siestas.3. the BathsChildren couldn’t use the baths. This is not fair for children,they have right to take bath like adults because they ‘are human too!!

  3. Ancient RomeThree interesting Facts & my opinionEntertainment1.There were lots of theatres, and even the small ones could seat 7,000 people.- This really surprised me, because how can the small theatres could seat 7,000 people.Kid’s & school2.The kids did not go to school.- OH, NO! That’s totally impossible! We go to school to study and learn etc, but if we don’t go, then we don’t know what to do! If their fathers able to read and write, then it’s good. But the kids who doesn’t have father or their father can’t read and write, then how can they know?Clothing & Hair Styles3. Romans wore a toga. It looked like a white sheet 9 yards long. – WOW! it’s so cccooolll!~ It is gorgeous! How can we wear that is 9 yards long? By Samanda choi -_-

  4. Category: Roman Gods & Goddesses1. There were many thousands of Roman gods. I think it is sad, because they worship the fake gods and refuse to worship the God. Category: Rise of Christianity 2. Christians were hunted as criminals, because they refused toworship the Roman gods. It is wrong, because they have rights to choose their own religion. Category: Patricians & Plebeians 3.The citizens of Rome were adult freemen, women, children and slaves are not citizens. I think it is unfair, because all people are same even they arewomen,children and slaves.

  5. himy name is jooho park not 주호Category:breakfast1.plebeians might have a breakfast of bread, dry or dipped in wine, and water. Sometimes olives, cheese, or raisins were sprinkled on the bread.2.patricians enjoyed fresh meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, bread, and used honey to sweeten food. They had slaves to cook and clean. Slaves cut their food for them, as they didn’t use forks or knives. I think that would be hard to cut food without forks or knives.3.The Public Baths were extremely popular. Roman women and men tried to visit the baths at least once every day. The baths had hot and cold pools, towels, slaves to wait on you, steam rooms, saunas, exercise rooms, and hair cutting salons. They had reading rooms and libraries, as among the freeborn, who had the right to frequent baths, the majority could read. They even had stores, selling all kinds of things, and people who sold fast food.wow that is very cool I learned three things about Rome that is ver cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 1. Category:Plebians lived in apartment house, called flats, above or behind their shops. On the other hand, patricians lived very differently.They live in a big house with a courtyard. Most of the time their homes were single family home which meant gradnparents, parents and kids.Opinion: It’s a surprise that their were big differences between the patricians and plebians about the houses. It’s also a great surprise that patricians were single family homes(grandparents, parents and kids.)2.Category:breakfast Fact: Plebians ate bread, and water for the breakfast. However patricians ate fresh meat, fish, fruits, vegetables,and bread those slaves cooked for them.Opinion: I didn’t knew that there were big diffirences between patricians and plebians about the breakfast. It’s a big surprise to me.3.Category:Wedding Customs Probably the groom had to be at least 14 years old, and the bride had to be at least 12 years old. It’s a great surprise to me, and it will be a great surprise to everyone. I am so thankful that I wasn’t born in Ancient Rome.

  7. 1.Holidays&Festival Valentine’s Day: The ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia honored love. On this day, young people in ancient Rome chose future marriage partners by drawing names from a hat.May day: To honor the deities of new life and flowers, legend suggests they cut down a tree, decorated it with ribbons, then danced around it.Decorating with greenery: The Romans feasted, gave gifts, were merry, and decorated their homes with greenery, customs they borrowed from the ancient Greeks!2. School In early Roman days, kids did not go to school. A Roman boy’s education took place at home. If his father could read and write, he taught his son to do the same.3. Breakfastplebeians might have a breakfast of bread, dry or dipped in wine, and water. Sometimes olives, cheese, or raisins were sprinkled on the bread.-Kelly-

  8. 1)Barbarians / Roman FallsFact: You can be barbarians if you can’t speak Latin.Opinion: If I lived in that time maybe I would be called barbarians.2)Julius CaesarFact: At the original twelve tables, it said that no general could enter the city with the army, but Julius Caesar broke this law, and took over th government.Opinoin: I didn’t know that Julius Caesar took over the government by breaking the twelve tables. It was interesting.3) Status of Women Fact: Throughout much of Empire period, a wife can have control of her family instead of her husband.Opinion: I didn’t know that Rome had this right to the women at this period.-Se Kyoung-

  9. 1)Clothing-Man wore a ring to say that they have good taste, BUT some men does not follow it, they can wear up to 16 rings! Wonder where they put the rings! Men also would keep their hair long and a long beard! I really don’t like this idea of putting many rings. I think that a man should wear something official, that means no jewelries(marriage ring ok)2)School-Rich or poor really made a big differance in Rome, but the main point is BOYS COULD GO TO SCHOOL AND GIRLS COULDN’T! Not fair! Why is almost every culture like that! Boys get to study and girls get to weave. Really, girls are smart!3)god and goodnesses(i will not capitalize G)-Each house had a differant god. There were gods everywhere for the Romans. For the Romans there were more than 1000 gods! WOW!!!!! It sure did take a long time for them to pray. More than 1000 gods! That took at least 2 hour to pray!

  10. 1. Entertainment Even for the poor, life in the city was lively. The ancient Romans enjoyed many different kinds of entertainment. Plays were performed in large open air theaters. My Opinion: I want to live in Ancient Rome, becuase there was lots of thing we could enjoy, even for the poors. Everyday will be a great day for me if I live in Ancient Rome.2. Roman Roads A road was built from city to Rome. Roads were built in straight lines. Along the side of the roads, there were different signs. My Opinion: I think it will be very hard to make many straight roads. I appreciate that Ancient Rome was really powerful those days.3. Roman Houses Plebians lived in apartment houses. They had to haul their water in from public facilities, and They had to use public toilets.Patricians’ were single family home. Houses were made of brick with red tile roofs. Contrast to plebians, they had own toilets. My Opinion: It is too unfair that because of they are upper classes or middle classes, they had to live in different kind of houses.

  11. 1.In early Roman days, kids did not go to school. A Roman boy’s education took place at home. If his father could read and write, he taught his son to do the same.2.One of the first things Emperor Diocletian did was to put price controls in place to help stop inflation. He created a law that stated if you charged more than the price limit, you could be killed. The punishment for breaking any of his laws was quite severe.3. In spite of persecution, Christians grew in numbers rapidly. Christians actively looked for converts. They told others about the benefits of being Christian. Christians came from every walk of life in ancient Rome, but Christianity had great appeal to Rome’s poor.

  12. 1. Roman ArtFact: Roman had many different tyeps of arts – murals, architecture, statues and portraitsOpinion: Maybe it will be hard for me to do art in Ancient Rome because these things will take a lot of time to do.2. Clothing & Hair StylesFact: Roman women used flase hairpieces to make their hair look thicker or longer.Opinion: I don’t think every women used false hairpieces because not all women’s hair would be thin or short.3. Gods and goddessesFact: Romans honored every gods, even little gods.Opinion: Why did they make up gods too much??

  13. BreakfastThe patricians had slaves to cut food for them, as they didn’t use knives or forks, but ate with there fingers.Kids and School In early Roman days kids did not go to school. A Roman boy is teached by their father at homeRoman HousesThe patrician’s house are made of bricks with red tile roofs,with rooms arranged around a central courtyard Elizabeth

  14. (dinner)1) They usually ate vegetables,and mother or female slaves prepared food for the family2) The patirician men had many dinner parties and woman and children ate separatly(as time passed, decent woman could now go to dinner parties3) the plebians have dinner of porridge made of vegetables By: Dana Lee

  15. Erin Witkowski:1) clothes and hair stylesMost woman dyed there hair golden-red and had fake hair pieces that made there hair thicker or longer.Opinion: I think that is just wierd that most woman would do that.2) kids and schoolMothers taught girls how to spin, weave, and sew.Opinion:I don’t think that is so bad. It sounds fun.3)Wedding customsA way to show everyone you are going to get married is to hold hands.Opinion: If you were in ancient Rome you better watch out who you are holding hands with!

  16. My name is Jooho Park I did the home work again. Mty name is jooho not 주호.Catgory: Status of Women in Ancient Rome1.The ancient Roman men believed that a women had to be under a guardianship. That guardianship could be a father or a husband. But they believed a women was unable to direct her own activities.Opinion: I think that is very strange because whhy does a man have guard womans? That is strange.Catagory: Breakfast2.patricians enjoyed fresh meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, bread, and used honey to sweeten food. They had slaves to cook and clean. Slaves cut their food for them, as they didn’t use forks or knives. O pinion: I think that would be hard to cut food without forks or knives.Catagory: Piblic Baths3.The Public Baths were extremely popular. Roman women and men tried to visit the baths at least once every day. The baths had hot and cold pools, towels, slaves to wait on you, steam rooms, saunas, exercise rooms, and hair cutting salons. They had reading rooms and libraries, as among the freeborn, who had the right to frequent baths, the majority could read. They even had stores, selling all kinds of things, and people who sold fast food.Opinion: It is cool that they have libraries. I think it is not common is now a days.

  17. Hallo my name is dave 1. clothes and hair styles:most of the man wore one ring, it dictate that you have good manner. However somebody wore 16 of them.opinion: I think somebody with 16 rings usually going to be rich people, because ring is expensive.2. If you wanna marry in rome, groom should be at least 14 years old and bride should be at least 12 years old.opinion: so sick it’s mean that some body around my age already married in rome3.breakfestthey probably ate breakfast of bread, dry or dipped in wine, and water. Sometimes olives, cheese, or raisins were sprinkled on the bread. opinion: I think that it’s pretty similar to mordern time (present days).

  18. 1. The ColiseumThe Coliseum could seat 45,000 people but it could hold 70,000 people. That is very big. It doesn’t look like it could hold that many in the picture.2. Emperor NeroHe committed suicide because he was going insane and killing all these people, and they wanted to kil him but he committed suicide before they could. It sure sounds like he was crazy since he killed so many people. I would never want to live back then, maybe I would have been one of his victims.3. EntertainmentThere were lots of theatres, and some small ones could seat 7,000 people. I think that is a lot of people for a small theatre. I wonder how many they could fit into a big one.Eric

  19. 1. GladiatorsGladiators come from Latin word called gladius which means sword. Gladiators are the people who fight in the Coliseum with other things to entertain the people. In 264 BC, fighting for entertainment started and got popular. Gladiators were usually slaves that Romans have conquered. They were fought to death usually, but the crowds would save their life depending on how good they fight. In modern day, this kind of entertainment would never happen so first I thought it is cruel, but boxing or wrestling is same with this and we enjoy it.2. EtruscansThey were people who lived in the Italian Peninsula before the Romans. They past lots of things to Romans like alphabets, arch, and way of making names with first, last, and middle names, but soon Rome became independent of Etruscans because they didn’t want to be controlled by Etruscans. It was surprising to know that Rome had a country that it learned from it except for Greece.3.PompeiiPompeii is an ancient city in Rome. Because of the volcano eruption it was destroyed 200 years ago. It was so well preserved because of the volcano ash that had suddenly overtook it. Because it was so well preserved archaeologists learn how it was like back than in ancient Rome. I think that this city was very cool, because how it was kept in that volcano ash for about 2000 years.

  20. Bang, Jae Yoon1. Julius Caesar (i)Julius Caesar is the most powerful leader. He was powerful but he wasn’t kind. The Senate were worried that Julius will be the king of Rome. (ii)Julius Caesar was a great general and an important to ancient Rome. He is important because he changed the government system. (iii)Julius Caesar was a good thinker. The people thought his thoughts were good ideas. So they believed Julius Caesar. He was well educated.2.Pax Romana (i)Pax Romana was during reign of Augustus. I don’t it was peaceful. (ii)When it was Pax Romana, it wasn’t too peaceful. The Romans fought for their lands. (iii)At Pax Romana, the Greek culture came to Rome. Romans were great builders. I think they are the best builders.3.Pompeii (i)Pompeii was buried by a volcanic eruption. And it was Roman city. I think it gave a lot of information to archeologist. (ii)They didn’t have time to escape. The volcano was so fast. (iii)The city is so well preserved. I think it is well preserved because it was kept in volcanic ashes.

  21. 1.problems(i) Everybody know that they used it for legions, and build roads, sewers, aqueducts, and arenas.but they used it for welfare program to feed the poor in the city. The tax farmer were farmer who paid flat fee.(ii) Many people were buying for their vote and in that case it was good for the farmers because they can get many money it is like auction(iii) There were no police man and that was problem and so their was many killing and fighting so they made small army or had a guard so that why they made police man

  22. 2.Education(i)boys didn’t go to school they were teached in home by their dad stuff like Roman law, history, customs, and physical training, to prepare for war. Reverence for the gods, respect for law, obedience to authority, and truthfulness were the most important lessons to be taught. (ii) at the age of children they learned to read and write and at 12 they learned gramma

  23. 3.women(i)once Cicero said that women should be in guard and that if they don’t they are not wisdom(ii)at empire time women had more freedom because their was no slavery and all the bad stuff (iii)at kingdom time it was horrible women had no right they were not even aloud to make suggestion

  24. I learned, 1. Men’s clothes were the most beautiful, because it was to show that the men were in a high status. I don’t think it was very good idea because then the men can be proud of themselves. 2. For the hairstyles of women, black wigs were popular. It was made by the Britsh slave girls. I think it wasn’t a good idea to cut some girls’ hair to be fashionable. 3. School started before the sun rise, so the studente brought candles to use it. I think it’s not a bad idea to lighten the school.

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