The Roman Life
Rome's #1 Newspaper: Edited by Jacob Bailey
Highlight of the Week: Colosseum Finished!
Accomplishment of the Week: Triumvirate Government!
Breaking News: The Huns Strike Again!
The Opinion Article: The Patricians
I am Marcus and I am a Patrician. Although there are not many of us, I feel like we have made the biggest impact in Rome. We, as Patricians, control the government. Without the government, there is no Republic! The Patricians are the face of Rome!
Long Live Gaius Julius Caesar!
Interview with Claudius!
- I, Jacob Bailey, got to meet the very popular and current emperor, Claudius, who was born on August 1, 10 BCE and became emperor in 41 AD. The Interview is Below:
J: So Claudius, you have been emperor for 5 years now! Congratulations!
C: Thank you! I'm looking forward to many more years as emperor!
J: Now let's talk about your childhood.
C: My childhood is not something I think of as the good old days. I was known for being very clumsy and unattractive, and my parents thought of me as an embarrassment. They left me with books and my studies. Later on in my life that is all I would do. Me reading all of those books brought me to where I am now.
J: Such an AMAZING story! Now this being your fifth year as emperor already, many people don't think you are suitable for doing even another year and that you have not made any big choices. How would you respond to that?
C: Well Jacob, I feel like I have been a very productive emperor instead of being one making big decisions.
J: I agree! What do you think is the biggest choice you have made?
C: I feel like the biggest choice I have made would be executing Cassius Chaerea.
J: I feel that is a great choice as well! Like every other emperor, you have been disliked by some, and others have tried to KILL you! Does stuff like this ever make you feel like retiring and not be emperor anymore?
C: I am aware that I am disliked and have been a suspect in attempted murder, but nothing in the world could make me pass up this opportunity! I worked hard to get to this spot and I will not let some fools and bullies ruin it!
J: Thank you very much Claudius!
The Geography Article: The Diana Hunting Party
Come and Have a Good Time Hunting and Worshiping our goddess Diana!
Elect Hortensius As Your Consul!
He's so powerful that the Huns will not even want to look us in the eye! Hortensius, being a consul, means that you will not only see an improvement in our army but also in YOUR lives! The year that he is consul will be the best year of your life and the lives of the Republics.
Letter to the Editor: Christianity is WRONG
My name is Clara and I am against Christianity! What kind of religion would worship someone who isn't even a god?! It gets me so mad to see my friends and neighbors talking all about how cool Christianity is, and that they are converting! Even my husband has talked about it! I will not let some other kind of religion ruin my life!
Next Week . . .
Find out if the goddess, Ceres, is mad and causing a drought in the harvest fields!
From actress to royalty! Learn about Theodora's life story next week!