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Ancient Rome

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Emma Stevens

on 9 April 2013

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Ancient Rome The Roman Republic (509-31BCE) Patricians and Plebeians The Roman Empire (44BCE-476CE)
Augustus Augustus BORN: 23 September, 63 BC FATHER: Gaius Octavius MOTHER: Atria Balba Caesonia SUCCEEDED: 16th January, 27 BC DIED: 19th August, 14 AD First Emperor Augustus was the first emperor of Rome He replaced the roman republic with a roman monarchy. He brought peace and stability to Rome Patricians and Plebeians The Roman society consisted of 2 main groups The upper class-Patricians The lower class-Plebeians The Struggle of the Orders In early Rome, only Patricians could be consul. The Plebeians did not agree with these ways and in 471BC they found a way of outsmarting the Patricians and were able to have some of their demands granted. Daily Life of the Plebeians Cobblers Butchers Dressmakers Leather workers Tradesmen Craftsmen A working day was not long Some plebeians only just scraped through to make a living Daily life of the Patricians Men and women spent their afternoons relaxing and eating together Patrician families lived good, easy, laid back lives. Augustus and the Army Augustus used the army to invade other countries and keep Rome safe from barbarians. Personal life When he was presented with a petition he said to the man delivering it, "for goodness sake, you are not giving a titbit to an elephant!" By Emma Stevens
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