Daily life in the Roman Empire.
Updated: 12/20/2019
Daily life in the Roman Empire.
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  • Daily life in the Roman Empire
  • Food and Drink
  • Housing
  • Recreation/Entertainment
  • Poor people: we have might have chunks of fish along with some asparagus and a fig for dessert. Rich people: we has the wealthy Romans consumed more elaborate dinners.
  • Country Life
  • Poor people: Nearby, many of the poor crowded into tall apartment buildings. Others lived in small apartments above the shops where they worked. Without proper kitchens, the poor cooked their meals on small portable grills, which filled the rooms with smoke.the apartments were cramped, noisy, and dirty. Rich people: The fanciest room was the dining room because its walls were covered in pictures, both painted murals and mosaics made of tiles. Mosaics also decorated the floors, while graceful statues stood in the corners. Some dining rooms had beautiful fountains in the center to provide guests with cool water.
  • The End
  • Poor people: Usually, they were slaves or prisoners of war, although some won or bought their freedom eventually Rich people Wealthy Romans had a lot of leisure, because slaves completed the work. The rich enjoyed plays in theaters and musical performances in one another's homes.
  • Poor people: Slaves did much of the actual work of farming. Overseers, or supervisors, closely watched the slaves and often treated them cruelly. Rich people:When they went to the country, wealthy estate owners checked up on how their farms were being managed. But they had plenty of time left over for reading and writing, as well as for hunting, picnicking, and taking long walks in the fresh air.
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