Directions: Respond to the following prompt in 3-5 sentences.
In Rome, the capital city of the Roman Empire, there was a large gap between the rich and the poor people. The poor lived in apartment blocks called insulae that could be up to six stories high. They were made of concrete with wooden beam floors. They often collapsed due to poor construction or fires, and often high rent forced entire families to live in one room. Imagine that you are a poor Roman living in an insulae, and write a diary entry about where you live.