Chapter 12 Section 3 Roman Society
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men ruled their families, and that people traced their origins through male ancestors
the oldest man in the Roman family, or the head of the household
large country homes
an official religion supported by the government
Who class of people owned Roman villas?
What is a tenant farmer?
people who rented land from wealthy landlords
How were the lives of Roman women different from those of Greek women?
Roman women had more freedom. They could own property and participate in society.
How did people become slaves in ancient Rome?
They were captured in war, faced debts, or were kidnapped from other places.
In what ways could a slave become free?
An owner could free a slave or a slave could buy freedom.
Who was Jupiter?
King of the Roman gods, ruled the sky and thunder.
Who was Juno?
She was the wife of Jupiter. The goddess of marriage and the family.
Who was Minerva
The daughter of Jupiter. She was the goddess of wisdom and war.
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