Ancient Roman FAQs
These days people's names don't have much of a personally reason to that specific person. Usually parents just choose names that they like or are appealing to the ears. Back then Romans chose names that related to their personal identity or family history. The names could also apply to their physical appearance; such as Rufus meaning "red-head" or Naso meaning "big-nose". Though the freemen and women generally had the same two names; nomen and praenomen
Clothing- Men's and Boys'
Clothing- Women's and Girl's
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