When we tour Rome or other Italian cities we can see lots of interesting ruins.  If we read about the ruins or take a tour we can obtain information about them.  However, we cannot appreciate the vitality of ancient Rome or understand how their ideas and ideals impacted modern society unless we have insights into the average Roman’s daily life.  Also, understanding life during this time period will help to put the ruins we view into better perspective.  Topics discussed are: The Latin Language  & Alphabet; Literature, Drama, Poetry, Prose; Art; Statues, Mosaics, Paintings, Music, Plays, Mime; Law, Origins & Practices; Architecture, City Planning, Arch, Domes, Columns, Roads, Aqueducts; Sanitation, Plumbing, Toilets, Public Baths; Sports, Individual & Team Sports, Gladiators; and Innovations; Books, Concrete, Pewter, Spiral staircase.