How did Romans live?Are there any good websites about romans?

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kodasport | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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Romans were, in general, very hard working people.  There was a huge gap in the upper and lower classes of Roman society. 

The lower class were expected to fight in the military, work hard and be loyal to the ruling class.  The Roman military was involved in wars that often took them from their homes for long periods of time. 

The upper class lived a very different life.  Their lives were full of luxury and pleasures.  The upper class had servants and truely believed that gods had granted them the luxury that they enjoyed.

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This question is really a bit too broad to be answered well here.  There are lots of aspects to how people live...  I'll post a couple of links and give you a few facts.

In general, Roman life varied greatly depending on what class a Roman was part of.  Rich Romans had very elegant villas with lots of servants.  They could read and had enough money to do things like having dinner parties at their homes.

Poorer Romans were usually illiterate and often lived in multi-story apartment buildings.  They had very little extra money and often had to rely on government handouts to survive.

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