If you had lived in ancient times, you
could have applied to become a Roman citizen. Not everyone who applied
was accepted, but anyone could apply. Would you have wanted to become
a Roman citizen? You might have. The ancient Romans invented more
games than any other ancient civilization.
The ancient Romans were very different
from the ancient Greeks. The ancient Romans were down-to-earth
realists, not idealists. You can see this in their statues. The
Greeks made statues of perfect people. The Romans created real life
statues. A statue of one of the Roman emperors is a good example. His
nose is huge! The ancient Greeks would never have done that.
The Romans were fierce soldiers and
wonderful builders. They built roads all over the empire, and all
roads led to Rome. The ancient Greeks had roads, but they were not
built nearly as well, and the Greek's roads did not connect in any
particular order. Connect to what? Each Greek city-state was its own
unit. In ancient Rome, Rome was the heart of the empire!
Two thousand years ago, Rome was a busy
place. Find out what the ancient Romans
did all day!
Life in Ancient Rome
Ancient History Games