Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at Life as a Roman. Everyday life in a Roman city was totally reliant on your status in society. The city, however, contained a mix of rich and poor people. The rich had the advantage of slave labour, whether it was warming the water at the baths, cooking and serving them their late afternoon meal, or educating their children. The poor, on the other hand, had no education, lived in run-down apartment blocks, and lived off the assistance of the government.
Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks