The Romans The Romans Roman Soldiers The Roman army was the most feared in the ancient world. Gladiators Romans loved watching shows in which gladiators fought to the death. Gladius (short sword) Roman coin Colosseum Soldier’s pack Q In which huge amphitheatre in Rome did gladiator ﬁghts take place? Q What did Roman soldiers eat before going into battle? Q How many years did a Roman soldier serve in the army? Helmet Hoplomachus (Armed ﬁghter) R e t i a r i u s , o r “ N e t m a n ” , w a s a r m e d w i t h a n e t a n d a t r i d e n t . Answer: The Colosseum Answer: Cats! Answer: 25 years Murmillo (Fish man) L e g i o n a r i e s w a l k e d u p to 3 0k m (20 m ile s) a day in heavy armour . Centurion Children in Rome Imagine not going to school! Many children, especially from rich families, were educated at home. A b a k e d s t u ﬀ e d d o r m o u s e w a s a p o p u l a r s n a c k . Fish Oysters Snails Garlic Fruit Bread Olives Answer: Garlic! Romans believed it gave them strength. Eat like a Roman Rich Romans loved to throw dinner parties serving unusual dishes including ﬂamingo tongues, ostrich brains and boiled parrots! Discover more BIG facts in DKFindout! Ancient Rome Go to www.dkfindout.com for fun quizzes, videos and more! Marbles Abacus D o g s we r e p o p u l a r pets, a l o n g w i t h b i r d s a n d e v e n g o a ts! Pull-along horse Greyhound Q Which animals were seen as a nuisance?