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Roman Culture and Society. World History I. Roman Architecture. Roman architecture was heavily influenced by the Greeks. The Romans used arches & domes in their architecture. The use of concrete by Romans allowed them to construct huge buildings.

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roman architecture
Roman Architecture
  • Roman architecture was heavily influenced by the Greeks.
    • The Romans used arches & domes in their architecture.
    • The use of concrete by Romans allowed them to construct huge buildings.
  • The Romans also constructed a vast network of roads to connect parts of the empire.
  • Aqueducts kept the population supplied with water.
roman family structure
Roman Family Structure
  • Men dominated society in early Rome.
    • Men were the head of the family and the leader of the household.
  • By the late second century, women gained more rights and responsibilities in Rome.
    • Upper class women could own and inherit property.
    • Women could not vote in Rome, but some were active in politics through their husbands.
slavery in rome
Slavery in Rome
  • Romans relied heavily on slaves.
    • Foreign people who were captured were sent to Rome to become slaves.
      • Slaves were used as cooks, household workers, teachers, and gardeners.
      • Slaves also built roads and public buildings.
    • Some slaves revolted against their masters.
      • The most famous slave revolt was led by Spartacus, who led a group of 70,000 slaves and defeated 7 Roman armies before being defeated and put to death.
life in rome
Life in Rome
  • Rome was the greatest of all ancient cities.
  • The city of Rome was overcrowded, noisy and dirty.
    • Large apartment buildings housed many poor Romans.
    • Fire was a constant threat to Romans, as they started easily and were difficult to put out.
  • Many Romans relied on public programs.
      • Poor citizens relied on the government for food.
      • Entertainment was also provided for the citizens of Rome.
    • Temples, baths, and theaters were all created for the benefit of Romans.
sports and contests in rome
Sports and Contests in Rome
  • Gladiatorial shows were important to the Romans.
    • Shows were held in amphitheaters, including the Colosseum.
      • Shows were free to Romans and lasted all day.
      • Most gladiators were slaves and criminals.
    • They would fight each other, or in some cases wild animals.
    • Gladiatorial shows were used to entertain the public and keep their minds off of political unrest.
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