Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Pick a social class or a group you would have been a part of in Ancient Rome.  You can pick any group or social class you wish.  Based on the social class you choose, describe what a day might be like for you. 

What sorts of things would you do?  What sorts of things would you see?  What sorts of things would you hear?  Who would you interact or talk with?  What is your family life like?  What do you do for fun?

Please be VERY descriptive and include many things.  Thre more you type mean the more you know.  So please tell me as much as you can. 

GO!

23 comments:

wyatt.hickey said...

I would be a rich man. I will eat grapes and fish watch some gladiator battles. I would see slaves and prisoners fight each other and other rich people . people yelling at the gladiator battles but I feel bad for the people. I would talk with other rich people like Jacob. My family would be clean and nice to our slave. For fun I would watch some Gladiator battles eat grapes and bread.

wyatt.hickey said...

I would be a rich man. I will eat grapes and fish watch some gladiator battles. I would see slaves and prisoners fight each other and other rich people . people yelling at the gladiator battles but I feel bad for the people. I would talk with other rich people like Jacob. My family would be clean and nice to our slave. For fun I would watch some Gladiator battles eat grapes and bread.

james.medicinehorn said...

I am I rich man. And I would like to watch some gladiator’s battles. And I would hear bloody battle cries from the gladiators that are fighting. I would talk with the emperor about politics and that we should create a invention called pizza. i would tell him that pizza is made out of dough,cheese,and tomato sauce. My family life is really boring. So I eat pizza with the Emperor. And for fun I like to watch gladiator battles with the emperor.

Nyqe.Long said...

I would want to be in rich class because I can have a slave do my work for me. I want to be a boy because I wanna own stuff like the house. I would watch gladiator battles because it like watching a movie but its real. I would want to have a party in a villa and have alot of poeple there because it will be more fun. I would hear gladiators fight and poeple yelling from the stands. I would talk with other friends. I would have to get food and drinks and other stuff that would make a living while everybody else is at home. I would have feasts, parties, watch gladiater battles, and buy things.

Collin Muller said...

I'm a male slave I am a glatiator I risk my life every time on the battel feild it is not easy being a slave. The only way to be freed was to buy my way out.

lance.brauchi said...

i am a boyy slave. i work on a farm, i have to feed animals everyday.

i would feeeed the animals, plant fooodss. i see a lot of animals and plants and rich people. i hear the people talking and pigs squeeling. i would talk to the otheer slaves around the farm. my family is nice and helpful. i hang out with the other slaves and we sometimes get to go out off the farm.

Emily.Sinkie said...

I would like to be a rich woman. I would go to gladiator battles. I would live I a huge mansion like villain the country where most food was grown. I would hear people screaming and cheering in the crowds at gladiator battles. I probably would hang out with other rich romans. I was pretty much owned by my father or my husband. My freedom depended on my husband’s wealth and status. Wealthy women had a great deal of independence. This is why I would like to be a roman rich woman.

allison.barth said...

I would be rich women.
I would go to the gladiator battles.
I would hear the screaming of kill him.
I would talk to other rich people.
I could have big feasts with exotic dishes.
I would watch the gladiator battles.
I will have a villa.
I would watch the prisoner fight other prisoners.
I would eat Mediterranean fish.
And celery,juniper berries.

karin t. said...

I would be a rich woman. A day being a rich woman would be like, sitting there drinking tea. A woman that’s rich, like me, would see fancy, shiny, clean things. I wouldn’t have to do anything, because rich people had slaves. Rich people would often be entertained by musicians. I would be talking to other rich people like me instead of poor people. My family would be rich or poor; it depends on their life style. I would go to special occasions with exotic dishes.

Devin.Taylor said...

1. I would like to be a man in the rich. I would hope my day would be spent preparing for everything.
2. I would train for battle just in case hang out with the family take them to the circus and watch a gladiator battle. I would go train hang out with the family and do all sorts of stuff.
I would see animals if I was training in the woods but if I was training in town I would see other people training. I would here black smiths banging on swords making them ready for the people in the army while I train. I would talk with other people training and my family. I would try to make my family be a good family not a very bad family that doesn’t spend time with each other. I would just walk around and talk for fun.

Jacob.Mutziger said...

I am a rich man that has parties and has a HUGE villa. I see slaves working in the fields. I would hear four children playing and other men yelling at their slaves. I would talk with other rich people. In my family are four kids my wife and me. I would party with Wyatt.

Carson.Powers said...

Rich male, I would see huge villas. And go to the circuses and watch galdiator battles for fun. I would talk to anybody even poor people. My family life would be good. I woudldn't eat like an emperor. I WOULD eat wild boar and partridge,but NOT dormouse.

Sia.Fletcher said...

I Would Pick The Roman Family. One day would be Fun and Loveable for me. I Would be a guy because you own your wife, kids and furniture. Also I could sell my children Son or Daughter . I Had absolute Power of my Household. I Would Be married and have kids because if your older than 20 and have kids and married you don’t have to pay the government. But if you aren’t married and have kids then you have to pay money to the government. I would hear that im an Awesome Dad and That I was a Nice Man. I Would Talk or see face to face with The Rich People because they love me and were friends. My family is Big. I have 5 kids and 1 wife. 3 girls and 2 boys. My family and I play games and talk for fun and nothing to do. Or we would go to the gladiator battles.

izzy.tyrell said...

I am a women slave. I have no rights. I work in a house so my life is much easier than the mine, gladiator, and farm slaves. I take care of the children and work around the house. I have been saving my tips and wages to try to buy my way out of slavery.

jevyn.sharping said...

I'm a women and a household slave. I take care of my owners sweet and energetic kids. When I take care of the kids (they have 4 kids) I change their dipers, get them dresses, give them a bath, get them ready for school, and feed them. I also clean the house, fold the clothes, wash the clothes, water the plants, cook the food, ready the table, and alot more. My life is better than other slaves lives. The reason why i say this is because i get a decent meal, I also get to be included with the games they play, and I aslo have my own bed.

Tiana.Whiting said...

Poor women
We would probably be depressed all day the kids would probably run around with NO shoes on and they play. Or maybe the kids worked around the house.
You would probably see things like sad people picking grain and fires were very frequent. old rundown housings with NO running water, toilets, or NO kitchens.
You would probably here things like crying and sadness.
You would Not talk to rich you would talk to poor people.
You would never have a family dinner and hard to interact with the family.
Well the older women probably would never have that much freedom in the house and the kid either helped around the house or played games for fun

Tiana.Whiting said...

Poor women
We would probably be depressed all day the kids would probably run around with NO shoes on and they play. Or maybe the kids worked around the house.
You would probably see things like sad people picking grain and fires were very frequent. old rundown housings with NO running water, toilets, or NO kitchens.
You would probably here things like crying and sadness.
You would Not talk to rich you would talk to poor people.
You would never have a family dinner and hard to interact with the family.
Well the older women probably would never have that much freedom in the house and the kid either helped around the house or played games for fun

tynice.loudner said...

I Am A Rich Women, With A Big Family And I Live With My Rich And Wealthy Husband. I Live In A City And I Own Villas. My Amount Of Freedom In Ancient Rome Enjoyed Depended On My Husbands Wealth And Status. I Have A Strong Influence On My Family. I Was Able To Go To Big Feast, And Watch Gladiators Battle.

teah.seekingland said...

I will be rich and I will be a women. And what we do is we enjoy gladiator battles.
And all the rich have villas in the countries. And we have house hold slaves.
And we can afford to eat like an emperor. and we eat a special treat dormouse cooked in honey.
And we play games like wild boar.

Maria.Stryzewski said...

Rich social class...rich people lived in large country estates, called villas. wealthy romans were famous for thier excesses. what they did for fun- watched Gladiators Battles. they celebrated feasts of exotic disshes. The wealth families owned slaves like as a nanny.they would probablt talk or interact with the other wealth families.

emilie.cummings said...

The life of a woman in Roman Society. I am supposed to have a big family.My husband had control over the household. My husband owns me.

miranda.fisher said...

Rich women,I have a big family,I take part in the goverment,and I have a slave to take care of my childeren and does house work for me.Sometimes my family and I go to gladerater fights to watch people fight echother and watch the man tame the lion or bear,my husband is a emperor so he does not send time with us that much.We like to eat flamingo or ostirch .

michaella.salisbury said...

I would be a rich woman. I would basically do anything that I was able to do .like telling what the slaves should do. Like cook my family a huge dinner, take care of kids while I’m out, and clean the house. I would run out to do errands and go out with my husband and go out and gossip. I would see lots of my type of people, lots of food around me, and people talking all around. I would hear people eating and talking. Other rich women, people I’m buying thing from, and my husband, and my kids. My husband and I go out and train or work out and my kids will go to school and learn what their supposed to. Then at home the slaves clean before we get home, but when we do get home the kids do what they are supposed to. Than we eat than maybe play a game. Than go to bed. We play games. We play outside. We also go out to shop for things.