Rich Roman: “Life is great in the Roman Empire!”Poor Roman: “Not for all of us! What’s so good about your daily life?”Rich Roman: “Rome is an amazing place if you have money. For example, . . .
Rich Roman: a piece of bread and a bowl of beans or porridge, an oatmeal-like cereal made from grains like barley or wheat. Lunch might include a small bit of cheese and bread, and perhaps some olives or celery. poor people
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for the poor. The spacious, airy homes of the rich stood side by side with the small, dark apartments that housed the poor there were many rooms for the family and guests. for the rich 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.
w were sent to work instead of to school in order to learn trades, such as leather working and metalworking, to earn money for their families.