Ancient Roman Animals

Ancient Roman Animals

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As with any early pastoral society the value of farm animals was great. The first Romans were primarily shepherds who set up camp on top of Rome’s 7 hills. As the city developed they began to devote their energies to arable farming and war. The value of ancient Roman animals also made them an essential element of Religious sacrifices and augury (divining the future). As Roman society developed the relationship between Roman civilisation and animals broadened into areas such as personal pets, and an entire industry in exotic animals for public “Venationes” shows, animals for capital punishments, manufacturing processes, as well as military use.

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