A Glimpse of Teenage Life in Ancient Rome [6:34]


A great history – and perspective taking – lesson to show your own adolescents what it would be like to have grown up in a different culture.  The video follows an average Roman 17 year old named Lucius Popedius Secundus.  It discusses daily life in the suburbs, teenage chores, coming of age, basic education, sports, recreation, family dinners, and arranged marriages.  It also discusses some of the larger context of the Roman Empire.

Discussion Questions

  • If you were hanging out with Lucius today, what would be the first thing you introduce him to?
  • In what ways are your lives basically the same?
  • What are the biggest ways life has changed since then?

Keywords: ancient, civilization, Rome, adolescence, society, comparative,


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