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Transcript of Pompeiian times
told by Augusta Francesca
Roman food vs. American food of today
Real estate prices are heading for an all-time
high, says local property broker, Admus Tulium. Buy now and own a piece of history.
Pompeii - a city of beauty and ruin?
Food from Today and Then
Fashions of Today and Tomorrow
In ancient Roman times, people had three meals a day, but unlike today these meals were two rather light meals and one rather large one.
For breakfast people of the working class had emmer, which is a flat round piece of cereal like wheat. They also might have had a little bit of salt with it. If you were in the upper classes of Roman civilization, you might have eggs, honey, milk, and fruit for breakfast.
Today we have three meals a day, two lighter ones and a large one. The only difference is we subsidize it with snacks. For breakfast we have many choices like pancakes, eggs, milk, juice, toast, bagels, yogurt, fruit, cereal, and many other things depending on your tastes.
Today the fashions of women are very simple - a pretty toga and sandals. If you are very wealthy, some jewelry may be added. Another thing that a wealthy women can have is a fancy hairdo. If you look beyond simple coverings like we have today we would notice that we could have a more interesting look like shorter togas, shawls, jackets, pants, and toe coverings of all variety. Today's fashions are okay but can we do better?
the fourth year of the rein of Emperor Titianus
Vol XCIII, No. 311
- Many slaves being sold
Slaves for sale!
Many people in the upper class of Pompeii owned slaves. They were sold at slave auctions. People used slaves to be entertainment as gladiators. If you were a more knowledgeable slave, you might bring the family entertainment with musical instruments or be a teacher for the children. There were also house slaves that did the
cooking and some cared for members of the family.
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For the mid day meal, Romans might have had figs, apples, pears, oranges, and bread along with a drink like wine. This meal is rather small because the largest meal was always the supper.
The largest meal of the day is supper for the Romans. They might have many different types of meat including beef, fish, and pork. They would also have vegetables such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, lettuce, endive, onion, leek, asparagus, French beans, zucchini, artichokes, radishes, and cucumbers. Another thing that Romans ate was lots of fruit such as apples, pears, figs, grapes, quinces, and pomegranates. Other fruits that were not as common were cherries, apricots, oranges, and lemons.
For lunch again we could have many different things: sandwiches, soup, hot dogs, burgers, cereal, fish, fruit, vegetables, and many more different items depending on your tastes.
For dinner we could have breakfast and lunch combinations for dinner. We could also have chicken, beef, noodles, tacos, fish, pancakes, sausage, and many other items depending on your tastes.
The American diets of today are quite different from the Romans. Some reasons for this are we have more access to different foods and food is easier to get. Because of this change, people eat more because they don't worry about food as much since it's so easy to get.
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