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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.

What are some major similarities and differences between ancient Roman culture and the culture of the average teenager today? Do you think you would have enjoyed life in ancient Rome?

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