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What Did Poor Romans Eat?

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The poor citizens of rome had a basic diet, mainly a kind of porridge made from wheat boiled in water, which they ate from simple earthenware bowls. Eventually, when the romans discovered how to make bread, the grain porridge became less popular. In addition, cheese from goats milk, eggs, onions, olives and a variety of vegetables were eaten. The poor couldnt afford to eat meat regulary but were sometimes provided with some after animal sacrifices.
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• Poor Romans usually at food that they were able to grow like onions
• The poorest of the poor would eat porridge and bread
• If the family had enough money they would probably buy wine and vegetables
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The principal diet of the Roman plebeians, the peasant class, was radically different from the diet of the upper class patricians. Their staple foods consisted mainly of wheat or barley, olive oil, some fish and homegrown vegetables. If they were lucky enough and could afford a cow or a chicken they sometimes had milk cheese and eggs.
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you are talking about plebians. They lived in The apartments often had no kitchens, so families would pick up food at local take out restaurants or bars. Meals for these people consisted of coarse bread, bean or pea soup, and some porridge. It was a treat if once a month they could include a roasted chicken or rabbit with their meals

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They ate human meat

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They ate what they grew  sometimes
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Poor romans ate barley, porridge and bread. If you would like more info please write

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Poor Romans ate bread and maybe fast food. But it depends on how poor they are if they were kinda poor then yes they would eat bread and maybe fast food. But if they were really really poor then they would've relied on handouts of food.

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