Question: Imagine you are a Roman in the year 264 BCE (the year of the 1st Punic War). What does your future look like? Then, look at the world around you today. What does your future look like? Think about politics, technology, culture, dominance, balance.
If I was a woman living in 264 BCE I wouldn’t have much of a future at all. I could pretty much guarantee I would be married off to someone in the army as they were passing through. Maybe I would even worry that an enemy army would take control of the area where I lived and I could be killed. Hopefully as I got older and time went on people would treat women with a little more respect, but it would be doubtful. The technology would progress as time went on and I’m very interested in technology so maybe I could get a job with technology, but because of the way woman were treated that probably wouldn’t have happened. I would be a hard life to live and I would have to greatly support my family. I would have to spend my time cooking and cleaning, I probably wouldn’t be allowed outside a lot. I love the outdoors so not being able to go outside would make me very upset. Since the war would be going on I’d probably be scared a lot and have to go to further measures to complete my day’s duties. I would have a very tough time living back then.