S.S. Final Project- Sophia Amill
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IT WAS ONLY 1 SLICE OF BREAD!!
The MYTH of how Rome came to be is the story of ROMULUS AND REMUS. Two twins, Romulus and Remus, were sons to the Roman god of War, Mars. Mars was afraid that one day his sons would overthrow him so he had thrown them into the Tiber river. He had figured that they would soon die. The twins were rescued by a wolf and grew up to be leaders. Remus once made fun of Romulus and he killed Remus.
GLADIATOR fights were often rigged so the more popular person would win. They would go up against PLEBEIANS most of the time. The plebeians were beat a weakened before fights so that they had no chance to win.
The Roman REPUBLIC was after the Romans overthrew the ETRUSCANS and started their own government. During the Roman Republic the senate became more powerful. The senate made decrees and controlled the spending of state money. Later, during the Roman Empire, the senate became less powerful and most of the power went to the emperor.
Romans admired Greek art and culture. After Rome conquered Greece, they brought in Greek artist. The art of Greece had many influences on Roman art. But Roman art is not only influenced by Greeks but also by Ancient Egypt, Eastern art, and the Celtics.
Women in Rome did not have many rights. They were not allowed to vote or hold political office. Boys had ceremony's to celebrate becoming a man, however, girls became adults when they got married. The girls got married around the age 12-18
Religion was very important in Rome. Romans believed that the gods controlled their everyday life. When someone was sick or hurt, people would leave a small offering in the gods temple so the gods could cure the person. They often left clay pieces of the body part that hurt.
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