Torrance Hall Patricians

The Patricians where also known as the upper class of the ancient roman. The Patricians lived in beautiful one story homes surrounded by an area called an atrium. This atrium was built with no roof and was often used to collect rain water for drinking and bathing. The rest of the house was built around this beautiful atrium including their dining room which is where they ate. Many Patricians had slaves and lounged around their dining rooms while they had their slaves make them rare and extravagant dishes from all around the world that they obtained in trade. Patricians loved having children and often had many because they didn’t exactly have to worry about the expenses that children come with like food and school. If you were a child of a Patricians they often got an education, boys and girls. Although, the girls’ education was more about cooking and cleaning. The boys often went off to school and learned about basic studies like math and science. Sometimes the families even hired private tutors for the children that came into the houses and even lived with them. The younger children where often taken care of by the slaves that they owned and usually did more parenting than the actual parents did themselves. In ancient roman Government, only the Patricians were allowed to take place in it but once they joined they were not allowed to quit. Although Patricians seem like they were very stuck up and snobby they were only about 10% of the Ancient Rome population but funded almost all of it.

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