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Replica Roman Soldier's Altar

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

Soldier's altar from our Roman resource box for primary schools

Questions

1. How many Gods did Romans worship?

 

2. Why do you think it was important for the Roman soldiers to carry one of these small altars around with them?

 

3. The God in the picture is Mars, the Roman God of war.  There was a field outside Rome called the ‘Field of Mars’.  Why do you think it got this name?

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1. How many Gods did Romans worship?

 

ANSWER: Many Gods, this is called ‘Polytheistic’.

 

2. Why do you think it was important for the Roman soldiers to carry one of these small altars around with them?

 

ANSWER: So they could worship their Gods wherever they went.

 

3. The God in the picture is Mars, the Roman God of war.  There was a field outside Rome called the ‘Field of Mars’.  Why do you think it got this name?

 

ANSWER: Because it was where the soldier’s camps were where they would train and gather before they went to war.

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