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Rome

Gods, temples and Sacrifice

State Gods and Goddesses:
o Jupiter: King Of The Gods
o Juno: Queen Of The Gods
o Pluto (Hades): God Of Death/ The Underworld
o Ceres: Earth Goddess
o Neptune: God Of The Sea
o Apollo: God Of The Sun
o Diana: Goddess Of Moon…

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Roman women usually married in their early teenage years, whilst men waited until they were in their
midtwenties. As a result, the materfamilias was usually much younger than her husband. As was
common in Roman society, while men had the formal power, women exerted influence behind the
scenes. It was…

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The Awning:
The Coliseum of Rome could shelter spectators and participants with an immense awning on sunny
summer days. The huge awning covered the top of the Coliseum. Some experts believe that the awning
may have been a single massive piece. When needed, it was first spread out on the…

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Gladiatorial shows were political and the dramatic performance took place, not only in the arena, but
between different sections of the audience. At least one emperor ordered his guards to toss
unsuspecting spectators into the arena, for various reasons. The victim may have previously angered
the emperor. Or, the victim…

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The days line up:

The day would begin with an entry parade (pompa) led by the editor of the games, behind him would be
the charioteers and their horses along with musicians and soldiers. The races would follow each
consisted of seven laps of the track anti clockwise and there…

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