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Roman_School - Roman School In Roman times most children...

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Unformatted text preview: Roman School In Roman times most children did not go to school. School was not free so parents had to pay for their children to be educated. So, only rich children went to school. Poor children learnt a trade from their fathers as they could not afford their education. Boys would learn the jobs that their fathers did like being a baker or a metalworker. Girls were taught household skills like weaving, spinning, sewing and cooking from their mothers. Most of the schools were built in towns and there were not that many of them. So many rich families employed a well educated slave to teach their children. Roman children began school when they were 6 and stayed till they were 12. Their school day began at dawn and finish in the early afternoon. Here they would learn to read and write Latin and do maths with pebbles. They did not have exercise books like we have they wrote on wax tablet using a stylus which is a pointy stick made of metal. It was pointy on one end for writing and flat on the other so they could just flatten out any mistakes they made on the wax. This is a Roman stylus that Roman school children would use like a pen to do their lessons with. This is a Roman wax tablet that Roman school children would write their lessons on. They would read scrolls like todays children read books. This is a scroll like they would have had in Roman schools They would also learn to write numbers and do sums. Roman numbers are very different to todays. Here they are below they are called Roman numerals. 1 = I 2 = II 3 = III 4 = IV 5 = V 6 = VI 7 = VII 8 = VIII 9 = IX 10 = X 20 = XX 30 = XXX 40 = XL 50 = L 60 = LX 70 = LXX 80 = LXXX 90 = XC 100 = C 500 = D 1000 = M After School: Just like today when Roman children got home from school they played with games and their friends and like today the children had pets. The toys they played with are almost the same as today. They had kites, hobby horses, balls, board games, little models of people and animals. A hobby horse similar to those Roman children played with They played noughts and crosses and a game like jacks with little bones called knuckle bones. They also had blocks to build small houses. The boys played war with swords and the girls had dolls. The girls also played board and ball games. The board games they played are similar to todays, like games such as backgammon and draughts....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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