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Republic

Men from important families set up a new form of government

The Senate (made of Rome's important families) and Two Consuls (elected by Senate each year)

Rome was ruled by

Senate and the People of Rome

SPQR

they built a new wall to protect all seven hills

Romans were Great Builders

crowded and a lively place

Rome was

Patricians

Rich Nobles

Plebeians

Well-to-do workers, all the way down to the poor

Togas

Only nobles could wear

Tunics

Togas kept falling off, so most Romans wore

Noblemen

Wore white tunics

Workers

Wore black tunics (men)

Roman Women

long tunics, leather sandals, and red or blonde wigs

Slaves

These people had no rights. They were property and were bought and sold.

Forum

the main marketplace and business center including shops, banks, temples, jugglers, ceremonies

Forum

a place for public speaking

Forum

here you might hear a court case or someone giving a speech

a trip to the Roman bath

an important part of ancient Roman daily life included

Roman Siestas

wealthy Romans enjoyed a midday meal and nap

Poor

worked constantly

Upper Class

ate a cold lunch at home, then took a nap or relaxed with friends

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