The Two main classes of people in ancient Rome
The Patricians were the upper class, land owners and nobility that lived throughout Rome.
The Plebians on the other hand were considered to be the lower class of the two. "Plebs" which was their nickname included everyone in Rome other than Nobility and the Patricians.
One of the main reasons that I am looking at the social classes in the ancient Roman times is because I want to know how they lived, and in particular were they lived.
Knowing where these classes of people lived will really help in this pre - production stage. It will be key when it comes to the design of the game.
So what were the Roman Patricians and Plebians housing like?
Most Plebians lived in small apartment housing which were called flats. In most cases, these apartments were above or behind shops. Apartment housing with in general very unpleasant. In some cases three generations of family would live in one room without the option of having running water. Another problem that over crowding caused was cooking.