By Hailey Mercure
These are the tables that the Rich Romans ate their meals on. They were called Mensas
These are what the poor ancient Romans ate on. They were small chairs.
Example of Food
This is what the ancient Romans ate.
(vegetables, some meat, fish, bread, honey, etc)
What/How Did the Romans Eat?
They ate by using knifes, spoons and their hands. They did not use forks when they ate.
The Rich vs The Poor
The poor Romans ate more simple meals. They did not have the privilege to sit on the Mensa like wheat, barley and olive oil. Which they usually put on bread or vegetables. They ate apples, honey and eggs.
Both the poor and the rich ate seafood like fish. They had seafood because they lived right on the Mediterranean so seafood is easily accessed.
What were the meals called?
lunch (prandium) Lunch was another small meal. After lunch they went back to work again.
Dinner (cena) was the main meal of the day and they usually laid on the couches (Mensa) They ate foods that may seem strange to us like mice and peacock feathers. They started eating dinner early in the day at about 3:00pm.
How was the Roman food similar and different then Americans today?
How it was different: They used their hands to eat. We do not have rich and poor Americans sitting in different chairs. We make it fair and the rich do not have special privileges.