Ancient Rome FAQs
For important documents, they used metal pens that they dipped in ink and wrote on papyrus.
Slaves were a part of rich families
Their names were always after the father
the mother of the family had little to no authority
Rich daughters usually became engaged early
Roman fathers or "paterfamilias" control not only their wife, but their kids too. They had the power to whip, sell as a slave, or kill their kids for any reason.
Roman mothers or "maters" had very little control and had to listen to her mother in law. once she had children, she had a little more say, but not much.
The roman names are much different than names we use today.
The tradition was all children were named after their father, even if it was a female.
Roman girls had feminine names and roman boys had masculine names.
Clothing (men and boys)
Roman boys generally wore tunics.
Roman men wore a personalized signet ring made of gold or iron and was used to authorize documents.
Clothing (women and girls)
Roman girls wore, tunics for inside and around the house, and tunics for outside
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