Roman Occupations

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Where did craftsmen work?
In small workshops at the back of houses
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Where did craftsmen sell goods?
At the front of the shop
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Where was meat sold?
Forum boarium
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Give two types of animal meat that was sold
Poultry and cattle
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What did a potter do?
Designed and made crockery
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In a bakery, was the bread all the same?
No, it had distinct patterns
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What was used to grind the wheat into flour?
Mill stones
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What were mill stones made of?
Porous lava stone
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Give examples of materials a metalworker worked with
Gold, silver, copper, iron, bronze and jewels
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Give examples of objects made by a metalworker
Brooches, tools, weapons, household goods, rings and ornaments
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What sort of person could be a doctor?
A well educated, richer person
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Give examples of skills a doctor needed to know
Religious rituals, scientific treatments
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What would some rich romans pay for?
A personal physician
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Where did most people take themselves if they were ill?
A hospital or office
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Was treatment free at a hospital?
Yes
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What did a carpenter do?
Made furniture or worked in the building trade
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What did a fuller do?
Wash, dye and make clothes
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How would fullers wash clothes?
Trample them in tubs containing mixtures of urine, water or soda which was good for degreasing
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How would clothes be dried?
Hung up
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Where were slaves sold?
At auction
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What happened at an auction?
A slave would stand on a platform, holding a placard about their age and skills and they were sold to the highest bidder
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What class did you have to be to be a banker?
Middle class
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What did a banker do?
Lent money to people
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What happened if someone couldn't pay back a loan?
They had their property confiscated
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What class were shopkeepers?
Low class - poor men and women or slaves
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Did poor people buy their own shop space?
No they rented it from a wealthy domus owner or a space in the forum
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What sort of people were architects?
Upper class, well educated people
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Who would hire an architect?
The state or an individual
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What did an architect do?
Designed and engineered buildings
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Give examples of what an architect would design/ engineer
Insulae, temples, baths, basilicas, bridges and aqueducts
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Who would do the actual building work?
Hired slaves
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