Roman Numerals Lesson – The Food of Ancient Rome(Time for a Little Fun)
The poor of Rome ate simply. Their meals consisted of bread, meat & vegetables. The rich ate much more extravagantly.
Here are a few of the more well known delicacies.
– stuffed dormice
– snails fattened in milk
– sow’s udder stuffed with salted sea urchins
– ostrich brains
– goat’s lungs
– calf’s brain custard
– rotten fish gut juice
– stewed seaweed
– Is it true or false that the ancient Romans used powdered mouse brains for toothpaste?
– The ancient Romans had a special room they called ‘The vomitorium’ where guests at parties could go to throw up and then return to the feast to eat some more. True or False? How did you find out?
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