Many of the people who lived in the town worked as government officials running the town and the local province.


There were many craftsmen in a Roman town, such as bakers, carpenters, blacksmiths, leather workers, potters, masons, builders. Some of these craftspeople would work in a workshop behind a shop which opened onto a street, and they would often live above the shop.


In the countryside, most of the people worked on farms.


A street in Pompeii. Photo by  Roller Coaster Philosophy on ccsearch is licensed under CC BY 2.0

A street in Pompeii


Another street in Pompeii. Photo by WolfgangM on ccsearch is licensed under CC BY 2.0