Updated: 1/19/2021

Storyboard Text

  • Daily Life in The Roman Empire
  • “Life is great in the Roman Empire!”
  • “Rome is an amazing place if you have money. For example, . . .
  • “Not for all of us! What’s so good about your daily life?”
  • Housing
  • “Also I have a grand house built of stone and marble and I have an indoor pool to keep me and my family atrium cool.”
  • “All I live in is a dark cramped apartment with filth and a risk of sickness. There are also rats around the homes and fires start easily.”
  • Education
  • “When I was younger I was tutored by my father or a slave until I was six.”
  • “ I wish I had that treatment, I was sent to work instead of school!”
  • Family Life
  • “Well I work also, and keep a well paid political job, and my wife runs the household while i’m working.”
  • “With us poor families, husbands and wives have to work in order to take care of themselves and their children.
  • Food and Drinks
  • “Food for us is magnificent. We get elaborate dinners and special appetizers like mice cooked in honey, and roasted parrot, and even snails dipped in milk.”
  • “Poor families like us, had to cook on small grills and for dinners we might have eaten chunks of fish.”
  • The End!!