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Patricians And Plebeians Syeda


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Students describe social classes in ancient Rome.

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Patricians And Plebeians Syeda

  1. 1. Patricians and Plebeians By Noor ul Ain Syeda 634 Narrated by Joel Galindo, Larry Flores and Juan Gonzalez
  2. 2. There were two main classes of people in Ancient Rome <ul><li>Patricians And Plebeians </li></ul>
  3. 3. Patricians <ul><li>The Patricians were the upper class the nobility and wealthy landowners. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plebeians <ul><li>The Plebeians were lower class. This group included everyone in Ancient Rome except for the nobility or the Patricians. It included well-to-do tradesmen all the way down to the very poor. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some things were the same in both classes
  6. 6. Family <ul><li>The family was structured the same way in both classes. The head of the family was the oldest male. That could be the father, grandfather or uncle. Every one in one family lived together. Woman had no authority except in the home. Old age was honored. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Atrium <ul><li>Life in the home wealthy tradesmen and Patricians centered around the atrium or the courtyard. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Slaves <ul><li>If they could afford it both classes could have slaves </li></ul>
  9. 9. Citizenship <ul><li>Only adult freemen from both classes were citizens. Woman, children and slaves were not citizens. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Religion <ul><li>Both classes worshiped the same gods and celebrated the same festivals. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Language <ul><li>Both classes spoke Latin. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Forum <ul><li>Both classes enjoyed activities in the forum, including many free activities such as jugglers. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Things that were different
  14. 14. Social Life <ul><li>Wealthy Plebeians and wealthy Patricians families did not meet socially. It was illegal for plebeian and patricians to marry. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Apartment Houses <ul><li>Many plebeians live in apartment houses. Wealthy plebeians may live above their store. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Living Conditions <ul><li>In poorer apartment houses, an entire plebeian family might be crowded into one room without running water. The family included children, parents, and grandparents. They had to haul their water from public wells. They did not have toilets in their apartments. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Rich and Poor lifestyle <ul><li>The rich people had beautiful mosaics on the floor of their homes. They wore lots of jewelry made of gold and had beautiful clothing. The rich enjoyed leisure time. The poor worked all time and wore shabby clothing. Any jewelry that they had was painted clay. </li></ul>