Top 10 Facts

From the Tudors to rocks to fish, we have all the best facts right here!

More From Top 10 Facts

Top 10 Facts About The Romans!

Do you want to know more about the Romans? Well you've come to the right place! Check out these 10 facts about the Romans...

The Romans are one of the most influential civilisations in the world. From their language to their engineering, their legacy has left an indelible mark on modern life. To pay tribute to their accomplishments, here are the top 10 facts about the Romans that you should know. From their culture to their military might, these facts will help you understand the history and power of the Roman Empire.

1. The Romans would have baths together.

To keep clean the Romans would go to communal baths – that means big baths where everyone would get in together.

One of these baths still exists in Britain today from when it was under Roman rule. It’s in Bath!

Bath was actually called Bath because of the Roman baths they have there.

2. The Romans invented loads of things!

They may have lived ages and ages ago but they invented loads of things we still use today.

They invented concrete, newspapers, books, calendars and central heating!

Read about the Roman wall here!

3. The Roman’s most popular form of entertainment were Gladiator fights.

That’s where they put people in a ring and they fight to the death!

This would happen in huge stadiums (similar to football stadiums now) and was the most famous sport of the day.

4. The rich Romans had servants.

All the rich Romans would have servants to do anything they wanted for them.

Rich Romans really enjoyed eating and drinking and would often get their servants to feed them while they were lying down and relaxing.

5. We still use some Roman roads.

The Romans built loads and loads of roads in the UK, 55,000 miles actually.

Some of these roads are still around today!

Find out how Romans built roads.

Click here to learn more about Roman roads

6. They worshipped a lot of different Gods and Goddesses.

They had lots of Gods for lots of different things.

Some of them were Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Venus, Apollo, Diana, Minerva, Ceres, Vulcan, Pluto, Bacchus, Hercules, Cupid, Pegasus, Orpheus, Pandora and Cerberus.

Embed from Getty Images

7. Ancient Rome is underground.

That’s right! As hundreds of years went by the original city of Rome had more and more buildings built on top of it and now the city is underground!

8. The Romans spoke Latin.

Latin is a very, very old language that people don’t usually speak anymore.

Some people can read and speak Latin but it is not widely spoken by any country anymore.

The Romans would sometimes also speak Greek.

Embed from Getty Images

9. Roman armies were very strong and well trained.

They were famous for being some of the best fighters in the world!

They would often fight and defeat armies much bigger than them.

People often say it’s because of how strong, organised and well trained the Roman armies were.

10. The Romans invaded land all over the world.

You may have heard people say ‘the Roman Empire’ before. Well they had an empire because they didn’t stay in Rome, they went across the world invading different countries and making them part of their empire.

They even invaded Britain which is why we have so many Roman things in the UK today.

The Roman Empire covered land in parts of Britain and all around the mediterranean sea.

Send us your favourite facts!

Is there something we've missed? Got a fact you're dying to tell us? Submit it below and we could use it on a future Top 10 Facts page! 

Remember to always ask an adult before filling out forms online.

PODMAIL: Top 10 Facts

To record a message tap the big red button below. Your browser may ask permission to access the microphone, just accept this.


Add a comment

Top 10 Facts

From the Tudors to rocks to fish, we have all the best facts right here!

More From Top 10 Facts