FC: Ancient Rome | Roman Colosseum
1: Roles of Men In Ancient Rome | *All men wore togas, long sheets of expensive material that were folded over one shoulder and draped around the body. *The most distinguished men, for example the senators, all wore togas that had a stripe of purple or gold on them since these were the colors of royalty. *All men had short hair and shaved the hair from their arms so they looked as clean as possible. *The men were the masters of the house and the family. *Rich men had roles very different from the poor men of Rome. *The work of the rich man includes writing letters to other Romans, seeing clients, and going to the forum to meet other businessmen. *After a light lunch, they might take a nap, get a haircut, and finish your work for the day. *In the late afternoon, all of the Roman men went to the public bathes, then home to enjoy a dinner with friends.
2: Roles of Women In Ancient Rome *Women in ancient Rome, like the men, wore long togas made of silk in the summer or wool in the winter. *Roman woman always wore makeup and jewelry and always fixed their hair to look beautiful. *Unlike men, woman were expected to stay at home everyday so they could complete the chores around the house and watch their children while their husband is working. *If you'd been a wealthy woman in ancient Rome, you'd be planning a dinner party. *Poor woman would work in the house or fields all day. *Woman were not nearly as respected as men are in ancient Rome.
3: Roles of Children In Ancient Rome *Boys and girls wore togas just like their parents, but their not as long. *Wealthy children of ancient Rome usually started school when they were seven years old. *Boys stayed at school longer than girls and learned different things. *Girls who went to school learned how to spin, weave, cook, and clean so they'd be able to care for their house when they're married. *Poor girls learn those things at home because their parents can't afford them going to school. *Almost all boys, except for those of poor families went to school to learn how to read, write, do math, and make speeches.
4: Farmers *All farmers grew wheat in their fields. *Farmers who lived in areas with warm climates grew grapes and olives while those in cooler climates grew turnips and apples.