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Ancient Rome

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In the left ala there will be a triclinium, a dining room
Romans ate...
Fish, and meat dishes stuffed with dormice were also what they ate.
Olives, salads, and oysters,
Cheese was also popular, along
with Pottage.
Pottage was a thick
stew made from
wheat, millet or corn
Sometimes they would add cooked meat or offal, a sauce made out of wine.
The Romans ate their food with their fingers.
They also had spoons
made from bronze, silver
and bone which they used to
eat eggs, shellfish and liquids.
That was a map of Rome and surrounding areas.
Ancient Rome was a civilization
that grew out of a small
agricultural community
founded on the Italian
Peninsula as early as the
10th century BC.
Now, you can read about the following topics.
Tools and Weapons
What tools and weapons did the Romans use?
The Romans used...
Swords, shields and spears were the commonly used weapons required for combat.
they were used in many wars, like the Trojan war.
But bows and arrows were also used
Another weapon was the ballista.
It was a large crossbow-like
weapon that could
launch rocks
at the enemies.
Roman men wore...
linen tunics
leather sandals
And sometimes
peahen's eggs
The Romans added herbs for spice,
and ate alot of fish as the republic
Romans invented
milling lathes.
Romans also invented the
Desert would be nuts,
fruit, and honey cakes.
and leather boots for winter
Roman women wore...
multiple tunics
and stolae
and in their hair...
and wooden
hair sticks
wooden combs
For clothing materials, the ancient Romans used fibers, such as...
This is a picture of a Spartan shield and
The Romans developed a sophisticated road system that was durable, and could drain water.
and sea silk, a type of silk obtained from a mollusk
The Romans mainly got imports from India and China.
As there was no electricity, the Romans had to turn material with a manual spinner.
The Romans used Iron aluminum as a base fixing agent.
the Haustellum brandaris, a sea snail, to create a red dye. This was due to its red-purple colorant, which was the color of the Emperor
To color their clothing, Romans used...
and madder, a type of plant which produced a shade of red. It was easiest to obtain, therefore making it the cheapest dye available.
A more common tint was indigo, which allowed blue or yellow shades.
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That was a diagram of
how the roads
were built.
Other roman era tools
included the sextant, a
navaigational tool.
More tools were...
iron knives,
iron firestarters,
and lamps.
The Romans believed in
many different gods
The king of the gods
was Jupiter, god of air
Most Romans prayed
to Jupiter
Romulus and Remus were
left in a forest to starve when they
were young.
the she-wolf fed them milk,
until a peasent found them.
when they grew up,
They fought at each other at the top of a hill to see who would be king
but Romulus won, killed his brother, and became king.
This is how the Romans thought
they began.

Romulus built the city and it was named after him
That is how the Romans
thought their nationality
and madder, a plant which produced a shade of red. As it was the easiest dye to obtain, it was the cheapest dye availabe
then, a she-wolf
came and took care of them.
Ancient Rome
Many businessmen prayed
to Mercury because he was
the god of trade, transactions,
and profit
Vesta was the goddess of
home and hearth. She was
very important to the Romans
Neptune was the god of
the ocean and earthquakes
Pluto was the god of
the dead and the Underworld
Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto
were the most powerful gods
Roman gods and goddesses were
basicly the same as Greek gods except they had different names
But some of them were only
in Rome or Greece, like Janus,
Roman god of choices
Minerva was the goddess
of wisdom and battle stratagy.
Many warriors prayed to her
It starts with Romulus
and Remus, two brothers
Warriors also prayed to Mars
because he was the god of war
There are many different gods and goddesses
they are separated into minor and major gods
Some of the major gods are gods are the ones you saw before
Except for Janus
There are way more minor gods
That is what ancient Romans believed.
Physical Environment
The city of ancient Rome was founded on seven hills.
These hills were the Aventine Hill, the Caelian Hill, the Capitoline Hill, the Esquiline Hill, the Palatine Hill, the Quirinal Hill, and the Viminal Hill.
The seven hills were made of something called tufa, a sort of hardened rocky sponge.
The first two hills to be populated were the Palatine and Capitoline hills.
The Tiber River split into branches. This is why Rome seemed to have many rivers.
The Tiber also divided Rome in half.
Near the city, there were many salt flats. As salt was valuable in ancient times because of its ability to preserve meat, this gave Rome an enormous advantage.
Italy, the country in which Rome is in, is bound by the Alps and the Upper Apennines, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian seas.
The Apennine Mountains ran through most of Italy. This was why Rome had many mountains.
Rome had a Mediterranean climate. This included...
mild winters,
hot summers,
moderate annual rainfall,
and heavy precipitation during winter months.
The soil in ancient Rome was fertile, enriched whith the minerals of potash and phosphates.
The Italian peninsula made ancient Rome vulnerable to attack but allowed it to conquer all the land it touched, helping Rome become a large empire.
As Rome grew, it encountered many different landforms, such as...
and snow.
and snow.
Rome was situated on the Tiber River.
The rivers in Rome were shallow and easy to cross. However, in some areas the usually stable rivers became raging rapids.
Sometimes, the rainfall in winter was so heavy that in summer Rome suffered fierce droughts. This was because the water was wasted in winter with the rain, meaning there was no water left.
Ancient roman homes depended on how wealthy you were
If you were poor you would probably live in a small apartment above your shop called a flat
If you were wealthy you would live if a large house with multiple rooms, a courtyard, and a temple
A flat may be comfortable with a few rooms, or just one room
A person who wasn't rich or poor would live in a smaller version of a rich persons house
A roman house has many rooms
When you enter the house you will be in the vestibulum
also known as the entrance hall
go straight to go to the atrium, the formal entance hall
To your left and right you will see small rooms known as cubiculums
continue straight and look to your left and right and you will see the alas, which are small hallways opening up from the atrium
In the right ala there will be culina also known as a kitchen
Go back into the atrium and head straight, there will be a tablinum which is like an office or a study
Go through the tablinum and you will be in the peristylium, which is a colonnaded garden
To your right there will be more cubiculums
To your right and straight you will be in another triclinium
To your left and straight there will be an exedra, which is garden room
this is a description of a common roman house
from a birds eye veiw it would look like this
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If you go back outside and go in one of the doors on either side of the house you will be in the taberna which is the shop
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