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We are now ready to start some Roman research. Find five facts that you find interesting to share with us on our blog.

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  1. Charlotte

    December 15, 2013 @ 9:28 am          Reply

    The moon was known as’Luna’ by the Romans.

  2. Joseph

    November 25, 2013 @ 6:58 pm          Reply

    Church and State

    While it is well known that the Romans worshipped many gods, there was, in fact, an official state god. This god was named Sol Invictus (the unconquered sun) and was created by the emperor Aurelian in 274 AD.

    Dwellings

    Just like today, Romans lived in a variety of different dwellings depending on class. The rich had villas (our rich have McMansions), and the poor lived in small apartments over shops

  3. Abbie

    November 19, 2013 @ 7:31 pm          Reply

    Tooth paste
    * Romans used powdered mouse brains as tooth paste.

    Toilet paper
    * The Roman army didn’t have toilet paper so they used a water and soaked sponge on the end of a stick instead!

    Games
    * If you met some Roman children, you’d be able to play lots of games like hide and seek, chase, hop scotch, leap frog and ball games.

    Slaves
    * The Romans kept slaves and were usually very cruel to them because they were whipped, kept in chaise and barley fed.

    marriage
    * Girls had to get married at the age of 14,and her farther would choose her husband for her.

  4. Amelia

    November 19, 2013 @ 7:17 pm          Reply

    1. The founders of Rome were called Romulus and Remus.
    2. The Roman empire lasted for over 7 years.
    3. Ancient Romans spoke Latin.
    4. Julius Caesar was a famous Roman general and politician.
    5. Only citizens of Rome were allowed to wear a Togas.

  5. Alex

    November 19, 2013 @ 8:29 am          Reply

    1.The Romans attacked Britain because they were angry with Britain for helping the Gulls fight against them.
    2.When a slave was bought the cost depended on what skills they had.
    3.Ronans worshiped in temples just like the greeces.
    4.The Roman army was divided into diffrent legions of about 5,000 men for example contubernium and cohorts. Each legion had a cavalry unit of 120 men attached to them.
    5.Rich Romans had baths the size of swimming pools but poor people had tiny ones about the size of a muddy puddle.

  6. Emilio!

    November 18, 2013 @ 6:44 pm          Reply

    RICH ROMANS!
    1.School
    Roman boys learned how to speak well. Roman Schools taught three main subjects-reading, maths and public speaking.

    Learn some words!
    The Romans spoke a language called Latin. It forms the base of many language today.
    liber=book
    epistola=letter
    vellum=calfskin
    stylus=writing stick

    2.Learning
    The Romans had various ways of writing, used throughout the empire.
    Tools such as a wax tablet, stylus, ink, parchment and papyrus were used for different purposes.
    School children practised their writing on broken pottery.

    FUNNY WORDS IN LATIN!
    1.boy=puer (POO-er)
    2.girl=puella (poo-ELL-a)

    3.A hard days work
    The Romans could teach the Celts the little ironworking and blacksmithing.
    That was their speciality.
    4.britans attacked!
    The war fleet of 55BC was much bigger than the previous invasion. It included 28 warships and hundreds of the other ships to carry troops, horses, weapons, equipment and stores.

    5.Barier defence!
    Twenty years Hadrian’s wall was started, the Romans built another wall across the Scottish Lowlands, between the Firth of Forth and the river Clyde. 😉 :):D

  7. Cai Evans

    November 18, 2013 @ 6:28 pm          Reply

    1) When we go to Northwich on the A556 this road runs from the fort just off Deansgate in Manchester to the walled city of Chester and is a Roman Road.
    2)The Romans were famous builders i.e. the Amphitheatre at Chester The baths in Matlock and Buxton.
    3) On road building the Romans built straight roads as with the A556 but at a point near Roberts bakery another road goes of at right angles today known as King St this road goes to Middlewich were the Romans mined a valued product “Salt” many Roman sights are in Middlewich marked by information boards.
    4)Many towns in Britain have the the word Chester or as it should be Cester this meant it was a fortified Roman garrisoned town.
    5)As my family has Welsh origins I would like to mention Offa’s hill as this was a large Roman earth mound built to stop the Welsh tribes raiding Roman territory

  8. Jannik

    November 18, 2013 @ 4:49 pm          Reply

    Jannik’s 5 Fascinating Roman Facts!

    1. Rome was founded in 753BC by its first king ,Romulus. It grew into a rich and powerful country in the next few hundred years.

    2. The Romans built a huge army and conquered new lands thanks to their strong army.

    3. The Romans believed in gods and goddesses who ruled over different areas of life. For example, Neptune was the god of the ocean, and they prayed to him to protect them at sea. Temples were built to honour the gods, and people would visit them with offerings.

    4. The roman army could march up to 40KM per day.

    5.The Romans didn’t spend all there time fighting in fact they were very good architects and engineers too!

  9. calum

    November 18, 2013 @ 4:49 pm          Reply

    My Roman facts:

    1.In 264bc a lot of wars stared beetween the romans and the people of carthage because of trade in the mediterranean sea.

    2.THE ROMANS were the first people to use the tatic of siege.

    3.Each area in the empire was run by a governer.

    4.the most popluar sport was chariot racing.

    5.when the roman empire stared to fade away it splted into two.

    • calum

      November 18, 2013 @ 4:59 pm          Reply

      My Roman facts: corrected
      1.In 264 BC a lot of wars started between the Romans and the people of Carthage because of trade in the Mediterranean sea.
      2.THE ROMANS were the first people to use the tactic of siege.
      3.Each area in the empire was run by a governer.
      4.The most popular sport was chariot racing.
      5.When the Roman Empire started to fade away it split in to two.

  10. Jessie

    November 17, 2013 @ 9:02 pm          Reply

    1. A Roman Temple is where people worshipped their gods.
    2. The first emperor was called Augustus.
    3. Romans built long roads. Some are still used today.
    4. Roman soldiers had spears, shields and swords.
    5. Romans were skilled workers.

  11. Milly

    November 17, 2013 @ 8:41 pm          Reply

    From around 750 bc to 12 bc,the Celts were the most powerful people in the centre of northen Europe.

    There were many gruops [or tribes] of Celts.

    Their civilization was very powerful stretching from Britain to Eastern Europe.

    The Celts were in control of England until the Romans conquered in 43 AD.

  12. Maddie

    November 17, 2013 @ 8:04 pm          Reply

    Interesting Roman Facts
    1.In 54 BC Caesar came to England with 30,000 trained soldiers to invade Britain.
    2.The Romans went to England for slaves,iron,lead,zinc,sliver,gold and even land.
    3.They remained in England for nearly 400 years, from 43 AD until410 AD.
    4.The Romans called London, Londinium.
    5.In 410 AD the Romans were being attacked at home in Italy by fierce tribes and were needed back home, so left Britain.

  13. Harry

    November 17, 2013 @ 8:02 pm          Reply

    Who founded Rome?

    According to the Roman legend, Romulus was the founder of Rome. Romulus and his twin brother Remus were the sons of the God Mars. When they were very young they were abandoned by the banks of the River Tiber and left to fend for themselves. Luckily for them they were found by a she-wolf who took pity on them and fed them with her milk. The boys were later found by a shepherd who raised them. The boys grew up to be very strong and clever and they decided to build a town on the spot where the Shepherd had found them. They named their town Rome

    When did the Romans invade

    In August 55 B.C. (55 years before Jesus was born) the Roman general, Emperor Julius Caesar invaded Britain. He took with him two Roman legions. After winning several battles against the Celtic tribes (Britons) in south-east England he returned to France.

    Why did the Romans invade Britain?

    The Romans were cross with Britain for helping the Gauls (now called the French) fight against the Roman general Julius Caesar.
    They came to Britain looking for riches – land, slaves, and most of all, iron, lead, zinc, copper, silver and gold.

    How long did the Romans stay in Britain?

    The Romans remained in Britain from 43 AD to 410 AD. That is almost four hundred years (four centuries).

    What language did the Romans speak?

    The Romans spoke a form of Latin witch is known as vulgar Latin.It is quite different from the classical Latin we learn today.

  14. Molly

    November 17, 2013 @ 6:49 pm          Reply

    1.The Romans invented a weapon called the Ballista. It was like a giant crossbow which fired metal bolts.

    2.On the floor there are beautiful mosaics made from pretty stones.

    3. Romans went to the public baths every day and put oil on their skin then scraped all the dirt off with a scraper called a strigil.

    4. Rich Roman ladies wore rings made from gold or silver, usually with pretty gems.

    5. The moon was known as Luna by the Romans.

  15. Joe.G

    November 17, 2013 @ 6:07 pm          Reply

    Rome is now the capital city of Italy. 20,000 years ago it was the center of the Roman Empire. Building started in Rome in 753 BC. Augustas was the first Emperor of Rome in 27 BC. Romulu was the last Emperor of Rome in AD 475-476. Romes best General was Julius Caesar, he lived in the 1st century BC.

  16. Charlie

    November 17, 2013 @ 5:25 pm          Reply

    1)Romans came to britan 2000 thousand years a go
    2)Every Roman solider had to be a citizen but most came from Italy
    3)Sometimes in Roman time if a family was poor they would sell there child
    4)Most Romans where very good at crafting and building
    5)Only the rich Romans could live in nice city’s but poor would die because they didn’t get any food or water

  17. Caitlin

    November 17, 2013 @ 3:27 pm          Reply

    1.Romans have many skills because they could fire bow and arrows also fire rocks from slingshots.
    2.Romans could walk 20 miles a day (30k).
    3.Romans haft to stay in the army for 25 years at least .
    4.There was 30 legions with 4000 to 6000 people in it.
    5.Only roman citizens could be mainly be in the romans army.

  18. Emma

    November 17, 2013 @ 1:48 pm          Reply

    1.Rome was founded by its first king, Romulus.
    2.By AD 117 the roman empire included the whole of Italy.
    3.Roman legends say that romulus had a twin brother called Remus.
    4.The Romans built such a huge empire and conquered new lands, thanks to their strong army.
    5.During battle, a Roman soldier or

  19. Ellen

    November 17, 2013 @ 1:25 pm          Reply

    Some interesting Roman facts that i found today. Some are gross!!!!

    Roman Fact 1)
    Roman soldiers had to serve in the army for 25 year before they were allowed to retire. When they retired they were given a wooden sword as a leaving present. That’s not really a good present for 25 years working!

    Roman Fact 2)
    The Romans liked to eat exotic food, such as crocodile, giraffe, stork, roast parrot and even flamingo! Wealthy Romans would have banquets which lasted for hours and hours. When they were full they would make themselves sick so that they could make room for more food

  20. Imogen

    November 17, 2013 @ 1:16 pm          Reply

    1.The Romans called london ‘londinium’.
    2.The Romans stayed in britain since 43AD to 410AD.
    3.The Romans spoke a form of latin known as vulgar.
    4.The Romans even today,play a important part of are lives. many things we do n or originated from the Romans.
    5.In 55BC the romans general , empire julie coaster invaded britain.

  21. Ella

    November 17, 2013 @ 1:08 pm          Reply

    1.Romans often played board games for fun.
    2.Only one percent of the Romans lived in villas the rest lived in huts.
    3.Romans built forts and roads to defend their conquests.
    4.Romans were very good architect and engineers too.
    5.Roman legend says that romulus has a twin called Remus.

  22. Flo

    November 17, 2013 @ 1:05 pm          Reply

    1. The Roman Empire lived in Europe, Africa and Asia!
    2. Romans liked to do architecture, painting, sculpturing and mosaic work!
    3. Romulus was the first Roman king!
    4. The Romans invented lipstick!
    5. The Romans LOVED to tell each other stories!

    WOW!!!

  23. Freya

    November 17, 2013 @ 11:50 am          Reply

    5 facts about the Romans.

    1. A Gladiator is a slave that fought other gladiators in Stadiums for the
    entertainment of the Romans. If Gladiators lived long enough to retire
    they were given a wooden sword as a present.

    2. The heavy good vehicle of Roman Britain was a four wheel cart pulled
    by up to 80 oxen.

    3. The Romans built straight roads so they could get to places quicker
    because they are shorter than windy roads.

    4. The Roman army was divided into legions of 3000 to 6000 men. Each
    Legion was divided into Centuries of 80 men and the person in charge was
    called a centurion.

    5. The Romans came from Rome, the capital of Italy and arrived in England
    2000 years ago.

  24. Junior

    November 17, 2013 @ 10:43 am          Reply

    Here are five facts about Romans.

    1) Sometimes if Roman parents did not like their children they would sell them as slaves. It was illegal but they still did it.
    2) girls had to get married at 14 years old. Their father would choose the husband
    3) Roman children played games like hopscotch hide and seek and chase
    4) Romans used powdered mouse brains as toothpaste! Yuck!
    5) The Romans liked to eat their food lying down with their hands. They never used a knife and fork. They liked food such as stork, roast parrot and even flamingo!

  25. Junior

    November 17, 2013 @ 10:33 am          Reply

    Here are my five facts about Romans.

    1) some times if roman parents did not like Their children they would sell them as slaves and it was legal

  26. Dylan

    November 17, 2013 @ 9:57 am          Reply

    Gods

    1.Jupiter (Zeus) was king of all gods, he is also god of the weather.

    2.Juno (Hera) was goddess of women and childbirth.

    3.Mercury (Hermes) was Jupiters messenger and god of trade as well as thieves.

    4.Mineva (Athena) was goddess of wisdom, crafts and war

    5.Bacchus (Dionysus) was god of wine.

  27. Lucas ;)

    November 16, 2013 @ 5:09 pm          Reply

    1.Romans worshiped many gods.
    2.Just like today,Romans lived in a variety of different dwellings.
    3.The closest thing Romans had to underwear was subligaculumlt
    4.Education was very important to the Ancient Romans.
    5.At the time of the first christians,ST Peter,the first bishop
    Rome.

  28. Sam

    November 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm          Reply

    1.In the early days, rich Roman families paid private tutors to teach their children at home. Later boys went to school but their parents had to pay.
    2.This meant that poor children didn’t get to go to school so they didn’t know how to read or write.
    3. Romans had fantastic indoor swimming pools where you could have a bath, take a sauna or have a massage.
    4.The Romans where naked in the swimming pool.
    5.Some bathhouses even had libraries attached to them.
    6. The Romans didn’t have any soap to wash with, so they used oil.

  29. Ben

    November 16, 2013 @ 11:00 am          Reply

    The Romans believed that there was a god for everything yes everything.
    In 55 BC a fleet of Roman ships landed on the coast of Kent,this was the first raid on the English Channel by Julius Caesar.
    The major strongholds built by the Romans by about 100AD.
    The Roman foot soldier’s sword was a short double edged stabbing knife called a gladius.
    Julius Caesar became one of Roma’s 3 leaders in 60BC he conquered Gaul (France)in a brilliant campaign ,then raided Britan.

  30. Tom

    November 16, 2013 @ 10:47 am          Reply

    Sorry I did my Roman homework on the general information page on year4.

  31. Finlay

    November 15, 2013 @ 4:59 pm          Reply

    1. Romans never conquered Scotland
    2. Romans created straight roads
    3. The Romans invented aqueducts
    4. They invented toilets
    5. Their leader of the Roman Army was Julius Caesar

  32. nick :D

    November 14, 2013 @ 9:10 pm          Reply

    The ROMANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1.The ROMANS belived in gods as well as the greeks, there was a chief god called sol invictus auralian the emperor created this god in 274 AD!
    2.The closest thing to UNDERWEAR the ROMANS had were shorts or a simple cloth wrapped round under the waist. men or women could were these under their togas or dreses.
    3.Education was essential to th romans however only the rich could aford to go to school and have a private tutor. Inoyingly girls didnt have to go to school but boys did when boys went to school they had private slaves that had to beat them with a stick whenever they didn behave! (imagine how much that ust of hurt!)
    4.ROMANS who didnt want intrudors put mosais up saying beware of the guard dog when they didnt even have one.
    5.ROMANS were quite clean as they tok comunal baths an even in 600 BC emper of of rome Tarquinus Piscus decided to have a sewer built under the city! G.T.G to bed soon! 😀 😉 🙂

  33. Rory

    November 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm          Reply

    my facts are about the gods
    1.
    Jupiter was the king of gods his weapon was the thunder bolt
    2.
    Pluto was the god of death romans were afraid to say his real name in case they might die
    3.
    Ceres the goddess of earth
    4.
    Proserpine goddess of the under world
    5.
    they actully had some of the actully had some of the same gods as the greeks

  34. Sophie

    November 14, 2013 @ 6:42 pm          Reply

    Did you know the Romans were the first ones to build proper roads in Britain.

    The month July was named after Julius Caesar and August was named after his nephew Augustus.

    The Romans invented concrete which would set under water.

    The Romans had really big red shields.

    The Romans were a very tactical fighting machine in battle.

  35. Mia

    November 14, 2013 @ 6:32 pm          Reply

    1.Romans were good builders
    2. The Romans believed in God’s and Godesses who ruled over different areas of life
    3. Tunics – two pieces of woollen fabric sown together at the side and shoulders
    4. The Romans didn’t spend their time fighting they were amazing architects and engineers too!
    5. They made very good road that lasted a long time, that are still standing and used today.

  36. Hannah

    November 14, 2013 @ 4:34 pm          Reply

    1.The Romans came to Britain nearly 2000years ago and changed our country .
    2.The Romans invaded other countries too.The Roman Empire covered much of Europe too.
    3.The Romans sword was very important it was light and short.
    4.Only men could be in the roman army .No women was allowed
    5.Roman soldiers wore the sword on the right at first .Roman soldiers wore Sandals with iron studs on the leather soles

  37. kara

    November 13, 2013 @ 7:35 pm          Reply

    ROMANS!
    1.Rome was found in 753BC by it’s fist king, Romulus. It grew into a rich and powerful city during the next few hundred years.
    2.By AD 117 of the Roman Empire included the whole of Italy, all the lands around the Mediterranean and much of Europe, including England, Wales and parts of Scotland.
    3.Roman legend says that Romulus had a twin brother called Remus.
    4.The Roman army could march up to 40 km a day.
    5.Rich Romans liked to eat roast parrot and flamingo.

  38. Harvey

    November 13, 2013 @ 7:29 pm          Reply

    1. Rome was founded in 753bc by it’s first king Romulus . It grew into a rich and powerful city during the next few hundred years.

    2.By ad the Roman Empire included the whole of Italy , all the is land around the Mediterranean and much of Europe ,including England ,Wales and pat of Scotland .

    3. To bring water to their cities the Romans built aqueduct – a system of channels and bridges to transport water for public baths and toilets.

    4.The Romans were very good architects and engineer.

    5.The Romans believed in gods and goddesses . For example, Neptune was the god of the ocean.

    • Mrs Lasham

      November 13, 2013 @ 9:10 pm          Reply

      Oh Harvey I just missed your blog before I went out. It’s got some great facts, well done you.

  39. Anabel

    November 13, 2013 @ 7:05 pm          Reply

    Roman Facts

  40. Joseph

    November 13, 2013 @ 7:01 pm          Reply

    Joseph’s Five Facts about the Romans:

    1. Rome was the centre of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago.

    2. Every Roman Soldier had to be a Roman citizen, but most came from countries outside Italy.

    3. By AD 61, the Romans were in control of Southern Britain!

    4. Roman soldiers often played board games with counters and dice for fun.

    6. But other things they did for fun were horrible – they enjoyed fights between Gladiators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  41. safia

    November 13, 2013 @ 5:22 pm          Reply

    1. The romans lived in Rome,a city in the centre of the country called
    Italy 2.Did you know that only one percent of people in roman Britain lived in villas and the rest lived in huts.

    3.Rome was founded in 753BC by its first king Romulus.

    4. By AD 117 the roman empire incuded the whole of Italy.

    5.the romans didnt spend all their time fighting they were amazing architets and engineers too.

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