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Setting                  The Setting Of This Book Is In Ancient

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Setting The setting of this book is in ancient Rome. This place was once a small collection of village huts of the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. into this big "city" of the first century A.D. In Rome there were the "seven hills". Six of those seven hills were the Capitol, Palatine, Caelian, Esquiline, Viminal and Quirinal. It was a valley which is the earliest times must have been a swamp. To the south of this ring lay the seventh hill called the Aventine. To the west of those hills flowed the river Tiber which was yellow with sand and mud and over beyond on its other bank was a longer range of hills called the Janiculum. By the beginning of the fifth century B.C. the villages that had formed on the Palatine, Quirinal, and the Esquiline had grown and united into a more compacted community. Later the slopes of the seven hills were cleared out, as the wooden huts were slowly replaced by single-storied housed of brick and tile, above which stood out two temples, crowned by a larger Temple to Jupiter called the father-god of Rome, on the Capitol. All things begin to change time after time. Some buildings were destroyed and some were rebuilt. There were also some plants that were grown in around these area. The olives and vines began to be planted and new plants began to grow. Slowly the old lanes and alleys were given a better surface. Larger and more solid buildings, temples, arches and bridges were built from stone that first came from the ancient Romans.Main Characters The main characters in this book is of course the Romans. There were the lower class Romans called the plebeians and the higher class Romans called the patricians. As you know the plebeians weren't all that great to be living. They live in apartments and wasn't really all that fancy. They had to work hard to earn a good living. As for the patricians, everything was fancy for them. They live in fancy single family homes. They dressed differently than the plebeians. They were more royal and had more freedom. The Roman Men wore rings a lot. Those were the only jewelry worn by Roman citizen men, and good manners dictated only one ring. Of course, some men did not follow "good taste", and wore as many as sixteen rings. Hairstyles and beards have been change over a couple of times. In early Roman times, men wore long hair and full beards. For a while, they were clean-shaven with short hair. Roman Women enjoyed gazing at themselves in mirrors of highly polished metal (not glass). The ancient Roman women loved decorative necklaces, pins, earrings, bracelets and friendship rings. Pearls were their favorites. Women often dyed their hair, usually golden-red. They used false hairpieces to make their hair thicker or longer. Sometimes, Roman women wore their hair up, in some sort of styles, held with jeweled hairpins. Women might carry fans made of peacock feathers, wood or stretched linen. Women's street shoes were made of leather, like a man's. In the...

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