Life in the country was much slower paced
then in the city. But Romans still were Romans. They played
the same type games, their houses were designed the same way, the
baths were still a daily event, the gods had to worshipped. Life
was slower but it was still Roman life.
Rich Roman citizens went to their
country homes to escape from the bustle of Rome. They were able
to relax and enjoy things like hunting and riding that they were
unable to do in the city. There was still a busy social scene
visiting neighbors and enjoying the local festivals, but it was not as
hectic as Rome itself.
Actual farmers in the country worked
much harder. Like farmers everywhere, they worked seven days a
week. But Roman farmers were still Romans and they too enjoyed
visiting neighbors, going to market on market day, and socializing.