Daily Life for the Romans

When the Romans come to mind, it’s easy to picture famous figures like Julius Caesar or monumental buildings like the Colosseum. But what was life really like in Ancient Rome? We explore the differences between the rich and the poor—who faced vastly dissimilar realities—and the things they had in common. Learn what life at home was like, the qualities one husband praised in his wife, the sorts of relationships humans had with dogs, and the expectations that existed around school and work. What did the Romans do to relieve their boredom, in an era of no TVs and smartphones, and how much money could a professional chariot-racer really make?