The legend of Romulus and Remus
The legend states that Rome began by with the brothers Romulus and Remus. In the legend of Romulus and Remus, there were two sons who were abandoned by the God Mars. They were raised by a she-wolf. When the boys grew up they set out to find a city. In these travels, they escaped death many times. They asked the gods to give them signs as to who was to find the city, and Romus was chosen. Later he killed his brother, Remus, in a fight. He then found a city and named it after himself. That is how Rome got its name.
The typical Roman house did not look too exciting from the street. The walls were plain and windowless. The first room you came to was a reception and the living room, which got its light from an opening in the roof above. When it rained, the water that poured through the opening fell into a basin which had a fountain and statues. The floors in a Roman living room were decorated with small pieces of colored stone and glass called mosaics. On the walls were painted brightly colored pictures. Nearby were the rooms where the family records and the portraits of famous ancestors were kept . Farther on were the dining and sleeping rooms.
Food was prepared in the kitchen by slaves. The stoves burned wood, and the kettles,frying pans, and other utensils were much like ours today. Bread, cheese, and olives were the chief food, though a moderately prosperous family would have fish, lamb, and green vegetables as well.
The Roman Dinner
The Romanís dinner has three courses. The first course is freshly caught shellfish and oysters, drizzled in garlic sauce. When they cook snails for their first course they are cooked in their shells. Some other foods are boiled eggs, olives, figs, and honeyed wine. For the Romans second course, they have a whole roast boar, filled with sausages and egg yolks. Then followed a stuffed dormice in honey. Some other things they would have in their second course are peacocks, fish, shellfish, sauces, cabbage, and scented wine. For their third course they would have fresh figs, pears, apples, grapes, olives, nuts, jam, pastries, and sweet wine. I think the Romans must of been very healthy because they had many fruits and vegetables.