Roman Life - Cetera

Latin I

  C19-20 Travel Topics
Roman Life X & XI

80 pts.

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Turn to the pages in your textbook as indicated by each topic. Read the cultural material of each topic then answer the questions.
  1. "Horace's Journey" pp. 156-157
    List the five ways in which the conditions of travel in ancient Rome were similar to or
    different than travel in the modern world. (20 pts.)
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  2. "Travel By Land" pp. 154-155 (@ 5 pts. = 35 pts.)
    1. How far apart were Baiae and Rome? ___________________________
    2. What was the miliarium aureum and where was it located?
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    3. Who built the roads? ________________________________________
    4. How fast could these people travel?
      a man in a raeda _____________________________________________
      a man walking ______________________________________________
      a courier on urgent business ____________________________________
    5. What two major discomforts did Seneca endure on his journey to Naples?
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  3. "Roman Hospitality" p. 164 (#1, 2 @5 pts.; #3 @15 pts. = 25 pts.)
    1. Why did Romans avoid staying at inns? ___________________________
    2. What is hospes? ____________________________________________
    3. Describe the elaborate way in which families maintained contact with the hospes.
      Why would this have been more important in the ancient world than now? (15 pts.)
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