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POMPEII-Life before the eruption

What was life like before the eruption, and what does this tell us about the Romans?
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David Waite

on 2 January 2012

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Transcript of POMPEII-Life before the eruption

POMPEII This is pompeii now Pompeii before the
eruption by DAVID and REBECCA What was life like in Pompeii? Religion: asfkljsl;d;alsdfjalskdjfa;slkdfja;lskdfjas;ldkfjlasfhdalskjfhdalksjfhalksjfhdalskjhdasljfhdalskjhdfalksjfhdalsfkjhalskdfhll Learning Outcomes What was life like in Pompeii? How does this help us learn about the Romans? Pompeii followed the
Roman religion. They
had seperate temple
to each God, like Ve-
nus, Apollo, and Mars. This is the remains of the temple of Jupiter,
in Pompeii. Jupiter was the Roman God of the sky, and the king of the Gods. You can see mount Vesuvius in the Background. The city of Pompeii was especially
devoted to Venus, goddess of love.
She was their patron goddess. They prayed daily, and they also made sacrifices to their Gods. Their Food They had something called
Garum,which was a
fermented fish intestine sauce. Apparently, they had many
fast food places in Pompeii,
showing that the Romans liked to eat
quickly, just like the Americans. The meal in the evening was the most
important, and they didn't put as much
work into the midday meal. The Bay of Naples was famous
for it's wine, so that was a big
part of their economy. Daily Life They lived according to the sun.
When the sun rose, they rose.
They had no electric lights, so they had to. There were a range of jobs, from
farmers to bakers to merchants.
They had different levels of luxury,
with some people having lots of money. There were many types of houses.
The poor lived in huts, and the rich
lived in Domuses, which were like
very spread out mansions. There were
also Insulas, which were houses on
top of small shops, so the people in
the house ran the shop, too. They had 4 classes.
The highest, the senators,
were the people that
served on the senate.
They had tons of money,
and they made the decisions
for the city. Next were the equestrians.
They were the rich, working men
that ran buisnesses. They also had
a lot of money, but not as much
as the Senators. The average citizens were
called commons. They mostly
worked, although they won't
as rich as the equestrians or senators.
They could vote, and they were free. The lowest class were the slaves. They did not have rights, and they could not vote. They were owned by richer citizens, and were prisoners of war or convicts, or they were born into slavery. Women, although not treated nearly
as badly as in some cultures, still didn't
have as many rights as men. They
couldn't vote, and they were expected
to take care of the children and the
house. Clothes:
The higher class men generally
wore togas. Poorer men and boys
would wear tunics, and women would
wear something called a stola, which was
like the equivelant of a toga worn by women. H How does this help us learn about the Romans? Because Pompeii was so perfectly
preserved, we can see exactly what
a normal day in a Roman city was like. Pompeii was actually a lot like
today. They had advertisements
written on walls, as well as graffiti
such as love notes and messages
supporting gladiators. We can find exactly what they
were doing when the volcano
erupted, so that let's us see
what their daily lives were like. We can see that they had
a lot of entertainment, like
a huge amphitheater and
lots of smaller theaters. This is the only place in the
world where we can see
exactly what Romans ate,
because some of the food
got preserved in the eruption. Pompeii is one
of the most important
historical sites
in history, because it
is preserved so well. ???????????
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