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Patrician Life in Ancient Rome

Social Studies Project

Joanne Nguyen

on 28 October 2011

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Transcript of Patrician Life in Ancient Rome

The Patricians lived in houses called domus
Patricians could often afford to have both a townhouse and a country villa
Their rooms had high ceilings and wide doors but not many windows
Even though they were rich and upper-class, they did not have much furniture

Where did they Live? Past & Present Who Were They & What Did They Do? Patrician Life in Ancient Rome Bibliography
Rich & important citizens of ancient Rome
Ancestors of former members of the Senate
Patricians usually served in the Senate
The Patricians were also rich landowners
Their population was small in Rome comapared to the Plebeian Class
In charge of civil and criminal laws
Patricians Today's Rich People Houses were called domus
You were born into your class - you could not change it
Slaves did most of their work James, Dr. Eyewitness Ancient Rome. Hudson Street, NY: DK, 2004, 2008. Print.
"Patrician in Ancient Rome." Untitled Document. Web. 18 Oct. 2011.

"Patricians." Roman Colosseum. Web. 18 Oct. 2011. <http://www.roman-colosseum.info/roman-life/patricians.htm>.

"Patrician and Plebeian - Conflict of the Orders Patrician and Plebeian." Ancient / Classical History - Ancient Greece & Rome & Classics Research Guide. Web. 18 Oct. 2011. <http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/romeancientrome/a/12tablets.htm>. Rich
Could afford luxery items
Republic Same Patricians Be thankful for them because they gave us what we have today. Houses are called mansions or manor
Can be born into a low class family & work your way to become upper class
Today, we no longer have slaves to do our work
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