Who Were The Romans?

This is one of the most important school topics that you can cover with your students if you are a teacher or with your children if you are a parent. But more often than not, even the parents are not quite sure who were the Romans. In fact, history has always been written by the victorious ones, so who is to say that the history that we have today is telling us the truth anyway? Be as it may, here is what we know about the Romans and how you can make it age appropriate so the children too can understand who the Romans were.

The Romans And The City Of Rome

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The Romans are an ancient people that inhabited the middle of Italy under the denominations of Etrurians, Samnites, Latins, Volsci, Campanians, and Sabines. It is widely believed that Romulus and Remus were the first rulers of the Romans and that they established the City of Rome. Romulus to be more precise is the one who is believed to have founded the City of Rome which sits to this day on the bank of the river Tiber. All of this supposedly happened in B.C. 753. The City of Rome was built on seven hills, and at first, it was just a small fortification, but it was made great by Roman leaders and the first Emperor – Augustus Caesar.

Who Were The Romans?

The Romans were divided into three tribes that were separated into two ranks, one being the ruling class, called the Patricians and the other which was not the ruling class called the Plebians. Slaves were added by the people of Rome after being taken in war or being born in the state of servitude. The number of slaves was incredibly high. However, the class system was such at the time, unfortunately.

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The history of the Romans and the City of Rome gradually grew as the city expanded, and the dominions spread first throughout Italy and then over the civilized world as well. The Romans were the first ones to conquer people of the surrounding areas.

Louise Wyatt