This very attractive site presents information about many aspects of Roman life. Students can research entertainment, including the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, theaters, and will also find detailed discussions about gladiators, charioteers and boxers. The commentary on Roman dress, hair styles, jewelry and insight into how fashion styles changed throughout Roman history is very interesting. Detailed biographies of six Roman emperors: Augustus, Nero, Trajan, Hadrian, Commodus, and Constantine contains information about their family life, achievements, interests, monuments, a basic chronology of each ruler's life, as well as gossip. Descriptions of both the foods the ancient Romans ate and their beautiful table settings are noted. Ever wonder how different patricians and plebians really lived in ancient Rome? This site will fill you in on all the details. From the education of patrician children to the finances of a slave, complete information abounds here.
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