The Romans

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of ancient Rome


The Romans – Clothing

The Romans – Clothing

Roman clothes were made of wool, spun into cloth by the women of the family. Later on the richer people had slaves to do this work for them. If you could afford to buy clothes, you could buy linen, cotton or silk, which was brought to Rome from other parts of the...
Roman Food: Plain Sustenance for a Powerful Empire

Roman Food: Plain Sustenance for a Powerful Empire

Despite the opulence of the city of Rome, and the power of its imperial army, Roman food was quite plain by modern standards and served in small portions. As such, the Romans did not eat huge meals. Their main food was pottage. Pottage is a kind of thick stew made...
Who were the Romans? – The Legend of Rome

Who were the Romans? – The Legend of Rome

A legend is a story about a person who did something heroic. It is not based on fact nor can it be said to be the truth. Roman children were told the following legend about how the city of Rome was built. Romulus and Remus Romulus and Remus were twin brothers. Their...
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