Mr O’Sullivan’s 4th class Room 7 have been busy working on projects in History all about the Romans.
Here are some interesting facts they have learnt so far
Romulus and Remus are the mythological twin brothers who founded the citty of Rome. They were born to a princess named Rhea Silvia. Their father was the fierce Roman god of war, Mars. The king where the boys lived was scared that someday Romulus and Remus would overthrow him and take his throne. So he had the boys left in a basket on the Tiber River. He figured they would soon die.They were discovered by a she-wolf on the banks of the Tiber, who took them in and fed them. Eventually the boys grew up to found a city. But like brothers, they had an argument about who would be the ruler of their new city, and Remus was killed. Romulus became ruler and named the city after himself: Rome.
The city of Rome is the capital of Italy today.
If you were to visit Rome you will see the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
The Circus Maximus, a huge stadium built for chariot races, can seat around 150,000 people.The native language of the Romans was Latin, but they often spoke Greek as well.
When Julius Caesar took power he named himself dictator for life. However, this didn’t last long as he was assassinated a year later.
The Romans ate three meals a day. The first meal (breakfast) was called the “ientaculum.” It was usually eaten around sunrise and consisted of bread and maybe some fruit. The next meal (lunch) was called the “prandium”. The prandium was a very small meal eaten around 11 AM. The main meal of the day was the “cena.” It was eaten in the afternoon
Roman me wore tunics, togas and cloaks. Rman women wore tunics, stolas and cloaks. Both men and women wore sandals on their feet.