Ancient Roman FAQ's

Apollo Giles

Writing

The Romans did not have the same tools we have now days, in fact they didnt even have paper. The Romans had to use clay or wood tables with wax to write on. They also didnt have pencils either, they had to use bark, animal skins, and papyrus.

Family

The Roman family was a lot different from modern family's. Modern family's don't have slaves. In Roman times the father was head of the household and made all the decisions. The father would have the option to kill one of the family members. The Father made the decision weather he wanted to keep the baby or kill it. The father didn't acknowledge the baby util it was 9 days old it. Another difference in modern and roman times was names, names in roman times had much more profound meaning and importance than those in modern societies because they detonate social status and family history as well as personal identity.

Clothing - Mens and Boys

The roman men wore what is called a "Garment", these are more complicated than Greek garments. Roman men and women also wore what is called a "Subligaculum". But the most basic roman garment was the "Tunic", the tunic also consist of two pieces of wool. Men were also aloud to wear jewelry but could only have one piece of it.

Clothing - Womens and Girls

Women might wear a "Strophium" or a "Brassiere" made of either linen or leather. Women also wore "Subligeculum". The women didn't have many options of what they wore because they stated in the house a lot of the time.

Citations

"Books and Manuscripts." Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students. Ed. Carroll Moulton. Vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. 98-100. World History in Context. Web. 6 Oct. 2015.

"Family." The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome. Don Nardo. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. 153-155. World History in Context. Web. 6 Oct. 2015.

"Names." The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome. Don Nardo. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. 181-182. World History in Context. Web. 6 Oct. 2015.

"Clothing." Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students. Ed. Carroll Moulton. Vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. 148-153. World History in Context. Web. 6 Oct. 2015.

McManus, Barbara F. "Roman Clothing, Part I." Roman Clothing, Part I. VROMA, Aug. 2003. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.