Terms in this set (17)
Describe the power balance between men and women in Roman society.
Men had a great deal more power than women.
Who ruled families in a patriarchal society?
What is the paterfamilias?
The head of the household. In Rome, the oldest man.
What were the most important roles for Roman men?
To control the family.
What were the most important roles for Roman women?
To bear children and to raise them to follow traditions.
How were the lives of Roman women different from those of Greek women?
Roman women could go to parties, the theater, and participate in religious rituals.
What was life like for the wealthy Romans?
They lived in huge houses, with huge farms worked by slaves or poor Romans.
What was life like for most Romans?
It was very dangerous. They lived in cramped apartments, without running water. Crime, disease, fire, and building collapse were serious dangers.
What kinds of jobs did common men and women have?
Tenant farmers, day laborers, storekeepers, or running taverns/restaurants.
How did people become slaves in ancient Rome?
They could be born into it, captured in a was, kidnapped by pirates or bandits, or fell into too much debt.
In what ways could a slave become free?
As a reward, or if they saved up enough money.
What happened to freed slaves?
They became citizens and had the right to vote.
How did Roman religion change as the republic expanded?
As the republic expanded, the Romans adopted more gods from other cultures.
What was the relationship between Roman religion and government?
Top government officials also served as priests, and they consulted religious experts before making decisions. The Romans believed that maintaining good relations with the gods was part of the government's job.
What is an established religion?
An official religion supported by the government.
What did Roman leaders believe about their success or the success of the empire?
That it was due to the careful attention of the gods.
What did people do to please the gods?
They prayed, worshiped, built temples, offered animal sacrifices, and held games in honor of the gods.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Social Studies Chapter 10 Section 3
Chapter 12 Section 3 Roman Society
Chapter 12 Section 3 & 4: Roman Society & The Republic's Growth and Crisis pg. 376-383
Sparta and Athens
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Greek and Latin Prefixes and Suffixes
Atomic Names and Symbols
Romeo and Juliet Quotes
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Early Greek History
Ancient Greece Study Guide
Hinduism and Buddhism Study Guide
Greek Society And Economy