Ancient Roman senator with his wife

Ancient Roman senator with his wife

Senators, being members of the highest social class of ancient Rome, wore togas with purple edges.

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Roman senator, senator, toga, antiquity, Rome, history of lifestyles, Roman society, clothing, mantle, tunic, society, senate, politics, history of clothing, lawmaking, clothes, custom, social hierarchy

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Questions

  • Which of these terms does not refer to one of the Roman magistrates?
  • Which of these terms does not refer to one of the Roman magistrates?
  • How many consuls were in office at the same time?
  • Is it true that initially only patricians could become consuls?
  • What does the term ´veto´ mean?
  • Is it true that the number of senators did not change much during the centuries?
  • Is it true that senators were members of the highest class of Roman society?
  • Which was the earliest form of government in the history of\nAncient Rome?
  • Which was the latest form of government in the history of\nAncient Rome?
  • Who announced the sanction of the gods?
  • What happened to senators who did not attend the meetings?
  • What was the title of the highest ranking senator?
  • What was the term used for the official list of senators?
  • What does the term used for the senate, ´patres et conscripti´ mean?
  • Which of these historical personalities was not\na Roman Emperor?
  • Which of these historical personalities was\na Roman Emperor?
  • Where were the meetings of the senate held?
  • What were members of the senate called?
  • What colour was the edge of the togas of Roman magistrates?
  • How long was the cloth wrapped around the body and worn as toga?
  • Is it true that men needed help to put on their togas?
  • What were togas made of?
  • Why was the left arm held against the body when wearing a toga?
  • What garment was typically used only by the senators´ wives?
  • What was the name of the garment women wore over the stola, often over the head too?
  • How long was an average stola?
  • What were ancient Roman shoes usually made of?
  • What was not part of shoes in ancient Rome?
  • What was the most common garment in ancient Rome?
  • What was the difference between men´s and women´s tunics?
  • Whose tunics were longer?
  • Who wore shorter tunics among men?
  • What was the most sought-after (and most expensive) dye/colour in the antiquity?
  • When was the Law of the Twelve Tables proclaimed?
  • What is the origin of the term ´patrician´?

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Roman senator with his wife

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Senator´s wife

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