Ancient Roman FAQs
The oldest father of the family had complete control over the family. When a baby was born the father could decide to keep or leave a baby for dead in the elements. He also could punish the members however he saw fit, even killing them. Parents in ancient Rome didnt take much care of the kids, this job belonged to the nannies.
In ancient Rome men had three names, the praenomen, or first name, the nomen, or family name, and cognamen, the third name or nickname. Women on the other hand only had two or one name, the nomen and sometimes the cognomen. For women the nomen didn't change after she married unless it was a special circumstance.
Clothing - Men's and Boys'
Adult males could only wear one item of jewelry, a utensil used to put their seal into sealing wax. Boys on the other hand wore a good luck charm called a bulla.