Frescoes depicted scenes of life at home, scenes from mythology, and pictures of family, graffiti on public streets.
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Coliseum – held 50,000 – marble over concrete – sports arena with colorful awnings. Construction so precise, flooded stadium for mock naval battles.
Circus maximus – held 250,000 people; chariot racing on oval track
“A Bath is Good for You!” Bath sign in Libya – Sandals, and 3 strigils that slaves used to take oil off their customers
Slave revolt, Celtic Queen defeated at Londinium, Jews temple burned, Christians persecuted until they were embraced!
Rome part 2 - culture
Images of Rome
Golden Age of Augustus
• Lasted over 200 years.
• Ovid’s Metamorphosis
• Virgil’s Aeneid
– Early pastoral lyrics celebrated
artistry & rural life, modeled after
• Rhetorical Analysis on Greek
Poetry, Drama, Literature
• Ovid – “Poet of Stolen Kisses”
– Affairs with married women
• Juvenal – Satire about society
• Petronius – Satiricon
– Social Hierarchy broken
• Horace – Carpe Diem
For the Romans, cleanliness was next to… well, it was
CIVILIZED ROMAN BEHAVIOR!
The public bath was a social place to meet and greet, and spend the
Whole afternoon. The BATH and the TOGA were Roman institutions!