- The paterfamilias would get up at dawn.
- Bedroom had: cubile (bed), arca (clothing chest), lasanum (chamber pot).
- If a Roman man washed at all, he would wash his face and hands.
- He would brush his hair with a simple comb.
- Fashionable to be clean-shaven but Romans attended barvers.
- Unlikely Romans brushed teeth although Pliny said to "rub the teeth with the ashes of a burnt mouse mixed in honey" to take away smell.
- They probably slept in their underwear (a simple loin cloth and tunic) so he would slip on another tunic on top.
- A senator's tunic would have a laticlavium (a broad purple stripe).
- Worn with belt and reached the knees - any longer would be effeminate.
- For special occasions, they would wear the famous toga but they were incredibly awkward to keep in place while walking.
- They were hot and heavy and easy to make dirty.
- Many emperors wanted people to wear togas but they wore simple tunics.
- Romans had soleae (slippers) and calcei (outside shoes).
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- As the working day finished at around midday, the afternoon was dedicated to exercise, entertainment and rest.
- After a short nap, exercise was carried out at the baths or the Campus Martius.
- Here, time was spent running, boxing, discus, and javelin.
- Men also played ball games like trigon - where small, hard balls were thrown in a triangle.
- After exercise, a bath was taken. Most baths were public as only extremely wealthy Romans could have private baths.
- They were developed over time and, slowly, became a place to socialise.
- There were also other forms of entertainment such as chariot racing, theatre and gladiatorial battle which were typically held on public holidays.
- Gambling also took place in the evenings using dice.
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- Morning prandium (breakfast) was usually: water and a piece of bread.
- Afternoon prandium (lunch) was usually: something cold left from cena.
- By about four in the afternoon, most people would think of cena.
- They ate while reclined on a coach propped by pillows on their left side.
- There were three courses:
- Gustatio (starter) included shellfish, vegetables and snails.
- Prima Mensa (main course) included several meat dishes with vegetables and sauces.
- Secunda Mensa (dessert) included fruits and nuts.
- Wine was served both during and after the meal.
- Friends were often invited to dinner and 9 people sat around the dinner table.
- As the Romans ate and drank early, they would go to bed early so they would rise early the next day.
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