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Transcript
Ancient Roman
Culture
By: Bailey Copas, Brooklyn Bryant, Ariel Emberton,
& Megan Pennington
Family
• The father was the head of the household.
• The father was responsible for the actions of any
member of his household. If anyone in his family
committed a crime he could be punished for
something they did.
Education
• There were 2 types of schools in Rome. The first type was for
children about 11 or 12. They learned to read, write, and do
basic mathematics.
• For writing, they used a stylus and a wax tablet.
• Older children would go to more advanced schools where
they did studies on topics such as public speaking.
• Girls rarely went to these schools as they were allowed to get
married at the age of 12, where boys had to wait until they
were 14 to get married.
Social Classes
• Ancient Rome consisted of Upper, middle, and lower class
people.
• In the Upper class there were: wealthy landowners, nobles,
and priests.
• The middle class was mostly: farmers, traders, and city
workers.
• In the lower class were enslaved people.
Sports and games
• Roman Men excercised and practiced riding, horse racing,
wrestling, boxing, archery and swimming.
• The gambled with ivory dice and played games similar to
chess.
Leisure
• Chariot racing was Rome’s most popular pastime.
• The public baths were something Romans enjoyed
doing. People from nearly every class could attend the
thermae(public baths) similar to modern day fitness clubs.
Clothing
• Both men and women wore leather sandals, or leather boots
in cold weather.
• Women wore wooden hairsticks or wooden combs in their
hair, that they could also use to comb their hair.
• Also men wear togas, also called tunics.
Houses
• They made houses with sundried brick
on heavy timber.
• Roman houses were built around an open courtyard. The
open roof vented smoke and let the rainwater in. The open
center usually contained a leisure area with a bath, chairs, and
sometimes a garden.
• The inside of the house contained rooms for the family, a
dining room, and indoor bathrooms.
Food
• Meals were centered around corn, oil and wine.
• Bread was the single most often eaten food in Ancient Rome.
• Fish and oysters were especially popular and meat was in high
demand as well.
• Breakfast was often nothing more than a piece of bread.
• For the poor, meals consisted of porridge or bread with meat and
vegetables.
• For the wealthy, the meal was divided into three courses. The
main course consisted of cooked vegetables and meats.
Reference Slide
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http://www.hadrians.com/rome/romans/fun/roman_games.html
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/clothing/index.htm
http://rome.mrdonn.org/families.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/26602/diet.htm
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/roman_education.htm
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/oldworld/europe/ancient_roma
n_culture.html
• Human Heritage Book
Julius Caesar
By: Ariel Emberton, Bailey Copas,
Brooklyn Bryant, & Megan
Pennington
Family
• Father- Gaius Julius Caesar.
• Mother- Aurelia.
• First marriage to Cornelia Cinnilla, from 83 BC until her death
in childbirth in 69 or 68 BC.
• Second marriage to Pompeia, from 67 BC until he divorced
her around 61 BC.
• Third marriage to Calpurnia Pisonis, from 59 BC until Caesar's
death.
Childhood
• He was born in Rome in July in the year 100 B.C.
• His father Gaius Caesar, died when Caesar was
16 years old.
Julius Caesar
• Caesar married Cornelia, daughter of Lucius Cornelius Cinna
in 84 B.C.
• However, in 82 B.C., Caesar was ordered to divorce his wife
by Lucius Cornelius Sulla, an enemy of the radicals. Caesar
refused and left Rome for military service in Asia and Cilicia.
• In 78 B.C. he returned when Sulla died and began his political
career as a prosecuting advocate.
Military and War
efforts
• In 60 B.C. political power passed
that a group of 3 people also
known as a triumvirate was to rule
Rome.
• Julius, Marcus Licinius Crassus,
Gnaeus Pompeius were in the 1st
triumvirate.
The fall of Roman
Republic
• He wanted to defend tribunes that
were recently casted out of Rome.
• Pompey had to leave Rome with
senators to escape from Caesar’s
army.
• Labienus abandoned Julius during
the war.
• Pompey’s army either retreated
or joined Caesar’s.
Caesar and
Cleopatra
• There was a civil war in Egypt between
Cleopatra and her brother at the same time as
the fall of Roman Republic.
• Cleopatra wanted Caesar on her side knowing
he had a huge army.
• They weren’t as successful as they planned
because when they met at Alexandria’s Palace,
they were surrounded by a mad local population.
• Shortly after Caesar left Egypt, Cleopatra
gave birth to Caesar’s son-Cesarion.
Achievements
• He was named governor of the Roman province
in 58 B.C.
• He built large and strong armies.
• In 7 years he conquered Northern France and
Belgium.
• He invaded Britain.
• In 50 B.C., the senate told Caesar to break up
his legions because they thought he was
beginning to become too strong, he didn’t and
took over Rome.
His Death
• Romans were afraid that Caesar
planned to make himself king.
• About 60 men, thought and
worked out a plan to kill him.
• He got 23 stabs by a
dagger but only one killing.
Reference Slide
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar
• Human Heritage Book
• http://www.ancient-rome.biz/julius-caesarbiography.html