According to A Glimpse of Teenage Life in Ancient Rome
while your average American teenager devotes more than seven hours a day to imbibing media – to watching TV, playing video games, hanging out on Facebook — the average 17-year-old Roman kid (circa 73 AD) had some more serious business to deal with. Like mastering reading and writing in two languages, fighting in imperial wars, taking care of (obscenely young) spouses and various other items.See for yourself:
The video was created by Ray Laurence, a classics professor, from the University of Kent.
How is being a teen tough today? Do you see any parallels between the world of today's teenagers and the teenagers of ancient Rome?