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Ways of amusement in the ancient roman times

Ways of amusement in the ancient roman times

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  • 1. ROMAN AMUSEMENT STEINER RÁHEL 10.C
  • 2. The Big City offered entertainment possibilitiesEating: form of entertainmentN O B L E S : lots of money on FEASTS (chatted andlistened to music)At meals: - women and children ate separately - first just men attended (1st c. BC) later ladiescould also appearP O O R P E O P L E : eating turned intoentertainment when victorious commander and politicianstreated them to a mealOnce Augustus entertained 320.000 citizens
  • 3. CIRCUS GAMES: had big crowdsHORSE RACESWAR GAMESGLADIATOR BATTLES: most amusementTRIUMPH: great spectaclestarted: from the Mars field then marched to theCircus Maximus then turned to the Via Sacra whichled to the Forum. Finally to the temple of Jupiter
  • 4. Sports and Bathing: Lots oftraining halls, baths and wresting arenasNobles, Poor People and Slaves appearedTheatres: - entertainment for high level-Greek and Latin authorsFirst Arena Theatre:- 55 BC built by Pompey- 10.000 people Libraries:first poor supplies-first just Private Libraries later Public Libraries(Augustus)
  • 5. Asinius Pollio established the first Library-In Forum Trajan: most significant library-Minerva: protection of libraries (statues) Philosopher and Rhetorical Debates :- of educated people- most high-raking
  • 6. Thank you for your ATTENTION