Check Your Understanding Questions
What privileges did the wealthy upper class have in Rome, and how did their lives compare to the lives of the lower classes?
How did politicians and emperors show respect for Roman family values by their actions and discourse?
How did Romans acquire enslaved people?
What types of work did enslaved people do?
Could enslaved people be freed, and if so, how?
Which goods came to Rome, and from where?
What was the structure of trade in the Roman Empire?
How did Rome accommodate the coexistence of many religions and cults?
What made Christianity different from other Roman religions?
How was citizenship used as a tool to incorporate or exclude people from participation in the life of the Roman Empire?
What were the most prevalent Roman attitudes toward the Jewish people?