Roman Daily Life. Coach Parrish OMS Chapter 9, Section 1. Roman Citizens. Daily life for Rome’s citizens was a constant noisy and busy society.
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The Roman Emperor Claudius II waged many difficult and unpopular campaigns. Due to the problems he had recruiting soldiers, he banned marriages and engagements in Rome, believing single men were more likely to enrol for the army that married men who had family ties.
Saint Valentine ignored Claudius II's ban, and secretly married many young Roman couples.
Inevitably, Saint Valentine was arrested, thrown in jail, and sentenced to be put to death. Legend has it that, whilst in jail, Saint Valentine befriended his jailor, and performed the miracle of restoring the sight of the jailor's blind daughter. Legend also has it that, on the night before his execution, Saint Valentine wrote a card to the jailor's daughter, and signed it "From your Valentine".
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