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A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

The streets of ancient Rome were filled with itinerant traders. Describe how you imagine that kind of environment. How do you think the traders gained access to goods? If you were a trader, what would you sell?

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