In Rome the
artisans' workshops opened at break of down. The traders also opened their
shops, quite early in the morning. In the courts lawyers defended the rights of
their client in front of a magistrate and a large public. The children were at
school all day, except for a short lunch break during which they returned home.
At the Romans used to go home
for lunch. At sunset when the baths closed, the people used to go back home for
dinner. Coming out of the baths the people used to meet the fans of the circus
or theatre who were also going home for dinner. Dinner marked the end of the
day for the Roman citizen.