Roman and greek facts.

Roman Facts.

  1. The Romans were the most successful, powerful and clever ancient civilization ever. They ruled Europe and a lot of North Africa.

2. The Roman Empire was around for over 1000 years!

3. The Romans had lots of different gods and goddesses. There were gods for almost everything: thunder, love and war are just a few examples.

4. The Romans had a very powerful army. They invaded Britain and won against armies 10 times their size.

5. Roman soldiers had giant catapults that shot rocks or balls of burning tar.

Greek Facts.

  1. Ancient Greece had a warm, dry climate, just like it is today. Most people were farmers, fisherman or traders. Others were soldiers, scholars, scientists and artists.

2. Most Greeks didn’t have a bathroom, they washed in a stream or collected water in a bucket. The richer Greeks washed in public baths together; these were very sociable events.

3. The Greeks believed that Gods were really important. They thought the Gods lived above Mount Olympus. They made sacrifices to their Gods. (animals not humans)

4. The Greeks loved sport and they invented the Olympic Games which started in Olympia. The Olympic games were the biggest sporting event in the ancient calendar. Married women were not allowed to attend the Olympic games.<!–

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