We do know, however, a lot about how Rome was governed. We know a lot about Roman gods. We know quite a bit about some of its famous emperors and generals. We know how Rome grew from a small farming village to a huge crowded, busy city where the rich had large homes with slaves to take care of them and the poor lived in tenement apartments with free food from the government. We know how people dressed and mostly what they did for jobs. We know quite a bit about the Roman legions and how they fought. And we know some of what Romans did during the day such as school, work, siesta, visiting the baths and the marketplace in the forum.