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Roman music – ancient Rome

By |2017-08-31T17:13:53+00:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Street musicians (Pompeii, before 79 AD) Roman music came from earlier Etruscan, Carthaginian, and Greek music. As with earlier music, nobody knows what Roman music sounded like because there was no way to record it. Rich people owned musicians as slaves, and these musicians played at dinner parties or for entertainment in the evenings. Theater performances had musical accompaniment, and [...]

Greek slaves: What was it like to be a slave in ancient Greece?

By |2018-06-13T19:09:36+00:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, People|

Greek slaves: An enslaved woman playing a kithara. You can tell she is a slave because she has short hair. What did Greek slaves work at? In ancient Greece, most people who worked at jobs were slaves instead of free people. That was true for teachers, doctors, and nurses. Construction workers, policemen, hair-dressers, and mail carriers were [...]