I have used this many times on the first day of our study of the ancient Romans to really introduce to students' minds the similarities and differences of the two cultures and civilizations. It could also be used as a summative assessment at the end of study of both Greek and Roman civilization and history.
This exercise helps you differentiate between your study of the ancient Greeks, which usually comes first, and the Ancient Romans, who are often studied after the Greeks. Students read statements from typical citizens of ancient Greece and Rome (without being told who is talking) and then try and figure out if the statement would be from one of the two cultures or both of them.
Twenty statements with answers provided, and as an extra some teacher's notes that help you explain why the correct answer is what it is! See the Preview for examples.
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