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Women married young, and divorces became fairly easy to obtain. In the early empire, upper-class women had considerable independence.Slavery and slave revolts: Large numbers of conquered foreigners were brought to Italy as slaves. Many Greek slaves served as tutors, musicians, doctors, and artists. Other slaves were household workers, built roads and public buildings, and farmed the large estates. Revolts by slaves were dealt with harshly.
LIFE IN ROMEProblems of Roman life: Rome was an overcrowded and noisy city. The poor lived in poorly built apartment buildings, often threatened by fire. Many depended on government handouts of grain for their sustenance.Entertainment: Spectacular entertainments—horse and chariot races, dramatic performances, and gladiatorial combats—were provided by the emperors.
ROMAN RELIGIONRituals: Religious rituals were believed to bring the Romans into a right relationship with the gods, guaranteeing peace and prosperity.Gods, goddesses, and emperors: The Romans were tolerant of other religions, but focused on the worship of their own many gods and goddesses. Emperors such as Augustus were often officially made gods.

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