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Life in Ancient Rome
The ancient Romans invented more games than any other culture. Read the story of Romulus and Remus. Meet the great Roman gods and read some Roman myths! Investigate how Emperor Nero won a chariot race in the Circus Maximus. Find out what the ancient Romans did all day!
What was daily life like in Rome?
Lots of information about the daily grind for ancient Romans: breakfast, school, getting dressed, visits to the temple, visits to the forum to buy their groceries...
In Rome, families were very important. Family units were central to Roman life. These families consisted of a father, mother, all unmarried children, and any servants or slaves.
Ancient Rome for kids
Simple to understand, this site has a wealth of information about all things in ancient Rome.
Paul the Apostle defined Christianity as a new religion in the 1st century and helped spread its message throughout the Roman Empire.
Christians living in Ancient Rome
Christianity in Rome
Christianity began in the Roman Empire. When Christianity was new, Christians were hunted as criminals. They refused to worship Roman gods and that was against the law.
Myth busting ancient Rome
Today, the prevailing modern conception of the relationship between the Roman state and the Christians is that a number of emperors, including Nero and Marcus Aurelius, were responsible for introducing policies of persecution. (See Quo Vadis video)
The spread of Christianity was made a lot easier by the efficiency of the Roman Empire, but its principles were sometimes misunderstood and membership of the sect could be dangerous.