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men ruled their families; trace your bloodlines through the male side of the family
the oldest man in the Roman family; head of the household
large homes located in the country; many elite (wealthy) families owned villas
official religion supported by the government
What was considered the most important role of Roman women?
The most important role was to bear children and to raise them to follow traditions.
How did most wealthy Romans earn their money?
They earned their money from agriculture and business.
What are some of the tasks that slaves worked at?
Some tasks slaves worked at were mining, farming, teaching (educated Greek slaves), secretaries, and housework.
What did the Romans do to keep their gods happy?
They prayed, worshipped at home, built temples, offered animal sacrifices, and held games in honor of their gods.
How might a wealthy Roman view the growth of Roman power differently from a slave?
A wealthy Roman's view was that they needed the slaves in order to make money, but the slaves resented the work because they did not get paid and were treated unfairly.
What were the three important influences on Roman religion?
The important influences were the Greeks or Etruscans, Latin tradition, and people they conquered.