Ancient Rome Travel Guide By: Kaitlyn Kowalik 4/27/17

The location of Ancient Rome was originally in Italy. Rome is in Europe!

The geography of Ancient Rome is distinguished by the Seven Hills and the Tiber River. Rome also lies to the west of the Apennines Mountains that forms the backbone of the peninsular Italy.

Ancient Rome had a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and mild winters.

The two most powerful cities are Znobia and Antioch. They were very vital to the trade routes of the area.A historical site that is still here today is the Colosseum. The Colosseum is also known a the Flavian Amphitheater. It was also a large arena where Gladiators played games.The cloaca maxima was the sewer system building. It drained into the marshes in the valleys between the hills into the Tiber River.

The Colosseum was one source of entertainment. Gladiators fought for their freedom and if they won, they could be free from being slaves.

Another source of entertainment for them was the baths. They could read, catch up on drama, clean themselves, listen to music, etc.

Some types of arts they had were painting, sculpting, and architecture. They were used for events such as gladiator combats, animal slayings and executions.

The wealthy life was good! They often lived in huge house outside of Rome so that they don’t have to deal with the noise or the smell. The poor could only wish for a nice house… They lived in shabby, small, tight little houses that could collapse or burn at any point.

In the family, the father was the head of household. They worshiped outside of the temples because they believed that the temples were the “Home of the gods”.The mother, children, and any other relatives were pater familias.

Some of the food from the ocean they had were fish, seaweed, shellfish, and figs. Since there were too many people to feed off only the ocean, the also had some farm foods. Some of the farm foods were, barley, wheat, millet, olive, oil and wine.

Latin and Greek were Rome’s two dominant languages they spoke. The latin language was the “language of power”.

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