Life in Rome

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Life in Rome "Was Rome a pleasant city to live in?" Well, writers who wrote about it say that they didn't think so. This is based on survived writings. One big reason why life was not that good was the plan of the city. To many buildings were being built. Emperors were building too many impressive, marble temples. Then in the residential areas were the insulae. They are unplanned blocks of poorly built apartment buildings. …

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…Divorces were very common." Rome was a very advanced city. It was also very strong. Even though it was strong and advanced, it wasnít very good to live there. They had many problems. We know this from survived writings about Rome. Writers Horace and Juvenal didnít think that the city was very pleasant. Writings about Alexandria and Antioch, smaller cities, made the cities seem like a more pleasant and quieter place than Rome.