In this scene, a Roman tutor teaches two young students how to read. What does this scene suggest about life in ancient Rome?
What You Will Learn…
From a small town in Italy, Rome grew to become the center of one of the world’s greatest empires. Like the Greeks, whom they admired, the Romans had a lasting influence on world history.
The legacy of Rome was great. The Romans made many huge advances in engineering and architecture, and they developed advanced systems of written laws and government. In the first century AD, a new religion called Christianity appeared and spread throughout the empire.
In the next three chapters, you will learn how Rome began, how it became an empire, and how Christianity became a central part of life in the Roman world.