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Ancient Roman toys were as wide and varied as Roman childrens' own imagination. Also, as is to be expected, many toys mimicked real-life grown up situations which the children would one day find themselves actually living; for example dolls for girls or wooden swords and horses for boys.

The toys available would also depend from the child's own social rank in Roman society and time available. Children born into slavery may well find themselves working in the fields or helping in the household at a very early age.

Common toys, games and passtimes would include:

Team games were also well known, possibly involving a ball or mock battles.

For a little more about ancient Roman entertainment: ancient Roman entertainment and games.

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