Through aqueducts, water was transported to the baths and heated through a hypocaust system that utilized the natural resources in Bath. The baths themselves required great cooperation, so it is no surprise that this value continued to contribute to Roman culture inside the public baths. I personally find that our culture can be oppressive in its inherent competitive nature. We should be able to cooperate and communicate in our personal and professional lives without impacting our opportunities for success. Perhaps if we had a culture that valued working as a whole more strongly, the cutthroat actions in the professional world would become less common.
In ancient history Romans have always been the dominant force that would build itself back up and strengthen into a major civilization for hundreds of years to come. Although, what a lot of people don’t know is how the Romans initially began or perceived to be created as a people that was born from mythological stories that tied into their own culture at the time. Titus Livius (Livy) was an historian that wrote many books on the history of Rome, but today we will only go through an English translation from 1919 of Livy’ first book. We will be discussing what happened (what was written down as the origin of Rome), some interesting points in the text, and analyze the way Livy wrote/structured his work. Let’s start with a summary of what the book is about.
The routes people took were dangerous with many pirates and bandits. The road often had many geographical issues too. Such as sandstorm or snowstorms which killed many people. Sometimes it would be so dangerous they would have to meet each other halfway so they would not have to travel as far. After all the danger though you could actually
Pericles strengthened Athens by creating and introducing direct democracy to them, and also by valuing their arts and literature. He was a loved and a powerful leader. Under his command, Athens won many wars and also came to be the richest and most powerful city-state in all Greece. Unfortunately, in 429 BC, a horrible plague struck Greece which resulted in the death of Pericles. After this, the Greek government and democracy was never the same again.
Julius Caesar is considered one of the world’s best military leaders. He is known for his military power that influenced Rome from 60 B.C. - 44 B.C. He played a huge role in how Rome developed throughout the years because of his military contributions that either played a positive or a negative effect on Roman society. Caesar put in a lot of his effort and energy during the first triumvirate on the conquest of Gaul.
Beliefs and traditions are something that every culture and society establishes. Arguably some of the greatest traditions known to date are those of the ancient Roman Empire. An enormous portion of their foundations as an empire was their faith and belief in various gods, goddesses, and other spiritual beings. Due to the fact that Rome conquered many Greek cities ("Rome (city, Italy)”), Grecian mythology had an incredibly important impact on what the people of Rome believed in. For example, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, often referred to as the “Big Three” in Greek stories due to them controlling the three largest domains in the universe ("Pluto (in Greek religion and mythology)"), hold roles similar to their counterparts in Roman mythology; however,
There have been lots of great military commanders over the centuries, but one of the best ever and definitely the best in European history is Julius Caesar. The greatest military commander must have smart strategies and use their power to grow and conquer. On July 12 or 13, 100 B.C., in Rome, Italy, Caesar was born (Nice). Being a descendant of the Trojan Prince, Aeneas, he grew up to be full of himself (Nice). Though Caesar was egotistical, he was the greatest military commander in European history because his military IQ was astounding, he cared for and fought beside his men, and he also expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest lengths.
Ancient Greece was one of the most developed countries in its time. Its many legacies still influence culture in modern society. The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event and it is every athletes dream to participate in them. They continue to unite countries all over the world in peace for sixteen days of pure love of sports. The legacy of ancient Greek drama still plays a huge role in modern society with many ancient Greek plays still being performed to this day.
One of the greatest architectural marvels of all time, the Roman Colosseum has astonished the world for almost two thousand years and by showing Rome’s power and wealth. The Romans were big fans of many different forms of entertainment such as athletic games, board games, and even gladiator fights. The Colosseum was used to host these games and entertainment for thousands of people to watch and enjoy. The Colosseum represented much that was great about Rome such as its architecture, leaders, citizens, and much more. Being built in the 70’s and 80’s A.D., the Colosseum is one of the oldest standing structures to this day.
All of the Persian citizens looked up to Alexander’s greatness, and followed in his footsteps. The citizens of the Persian Empire believed Alexander was a descent of the god Hercules. Alexander the Great was a big icon himself but also looked up to other rulers such as Julius Caesar and George Patton. Admiring these big icon helped Alexander become a better ruler and warrior. He conquered vast amounts of land which ran through the east and west of Rome.