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The Life of a Roman

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Elise Ingham

on 14 December 2012

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People of RomE by Elise Ingham http://www.mce.k12tn.net/ancient_rome/children.htm The Male centered society Men were the masters of the household
Father= Paterfamilias
Only male citizens allowed to vote
Had absolute power over household Roman Women Materfamilias
Had to be under male guardianship
Sole job was to take care of family
Dinner parties galore
Little to no education
Educated young children
Had some form of respect
Killed if caught cheating Girls of Rome Higher chance of being thrown out
Given a name eight days after birth
Didn't get to go to formal school
Taught domestic duties
No 'coming-of-age ceremony'
Married by age 14 Bibliography http://www.classicsunveiled.com/romel/html/romechildren.html
http://books.google.ca/books?id=40AjSfdJXaACpg=PA62lpg=PA62dq=roman+baby+kneadingsource=blots=MKuH-vZD3dsig=sAoe8RardBRAjcoI2x7hmQQYt_whl=ensa=Xei=4ynKUJbLG8W9iwLN1oDwBgved=0CD4Q6AEwAg#v=onepageq=roman20baby20kneadingf=false Children of Rome Father decided their fate
Given a name days after being born
Treated harshly from birth
Formed to perfection
Weren't allowed to sleep very long
All children played together Rome's Young Soldiers Readily accepted by father
Given a name and a bulla nine days after birth
Went to formal schooling at age seven
Most were trained
Coming of Age Ceremony at age 16
Sent to train with military officials Offers bulla to the Gods
Animal was sacrificed
Changed crimson lined toga of youth to pure white toga
Procession through the streets
Named added to citizens registry
Climbed up to the temple of Liber
Sacrificed another animal
Feast held in the boy's honour Coming of Age ceremony The elderly of Rome Oldest male member of the family is the paterfamilias
Played with grandchildren
Ate soft food
Greatly respected
Honoured at the Parentalia http://rome.mrdonn.org/dailylife.html Roman Slaves 25 percent of Romans were slaves
Almost every household had a slave
Slaves were treated well by good masters
Good slaves expensive to replace
First to wake up
Greek slaves taught children
Treated as objects
Could be killed if escaping
Didn't live long
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