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Ancient Rome

Published on Nov 18, 2015

I am still working on it, first draft of presentation got deleted some how.


Ancient rome

By: Jordan Behn
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Ancient Rome was a very advanced civilization in many ways.

I hope you learn something that you didn't know about Ancient Rome.

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Stable Food Supply

  • Ancient Rome's "stable" food supply was grain
  • Only the poor could afford to eat grain-based foods
  • The Roman's ate fruit at almost every meal
  • Olives were a main source of food too and they grew their own olive trees.


  • The  religion of Ancient Rome was Christianity
  • The birthplace of Christianity is Judea 
  • Judea is is the biblical name of the mountainous southern West Bank
  • Christianity became the official religion of Rome in 392 A.D.
  • Within the Roman Empire,Christianity was banned 
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  • Feeding Christians to lions, was entertainment in Ancient Rome
  • Many Romans saw Christianity as a threat to Roman order and traditions
  • In 391 AD worship of other g-ds was made ilegal


  • Aqueducts:
  • Brought water from distant sources into Rome's cities and towns
  • Supplied public baths, latrines,fountains and private households.
  • Before aqueducts Romans relied on streams and springs for water
  • Hundreds of aqueducts were built and some are still remaining
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  • Roman Calendar:
  • Romans based the calendar off of the Greek model which operated around the lunar cycle
  • Since the Romans found even numbers to be unlucky, each month had an odd amount of days
  • Caesar gave length to the number of days in a year making  from 355 to 365
  • The calendar was several  days off

Important Facts

  • Rome was founded in 753 BC, by its first King Romulus
  • The Roman year began in March (Martius)
  • Aqueducts: Aqueducts were a very important thing to the Romans
  • Without aqueducts how would they get water or enough water?
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Most Important Fact

Without the Roman calendar, our calendar would only consist of 355 days and would start in March not January.

I can connect Ancient Rome to American society. I can connect this because both societies are very populated and are mostly open to new incomers to the country, and usually grant citizenship to foreigners.

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Ancient Rome was a great civilization, to learn about. Ancient Rome had a stable food supply, religion and technology. And so much more.

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