Roman Common Good

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I think that the Roman Republic excelled when it came to common good. They did really well in providing public services, protecting rights, the rule of law, preparing a common defense, and supporting the economic system. I gave the Roman Republic almost all A’s for meeting the common good, so in the next five paragraphs, I will tell you why. The Roman Republic got an A from me for meeting the common good in providing public services because they invented a waterway called the Aqueducts that provided running water, indoor plumbing, and a sewer system that removed diseases from the community. The Aqueducts also had a colossal system of pipes that lead to things that need water, such as public water fountains and baths. Romans also have types…show more content…
Also, those leaders made sure that everybody, rich or poor, knew what the laws were by engraving the laws into metal tablets, then hanging them up in the marketplace for everyone to see. Those metal tablets with the laws engraved on them were called the Twelve Tables. They were called the Twelve Tables because there were twelve different sections of laws. Later on in the Roman Empire, there was an emperor, Emperor Justinian I, who created another set of laws. These laws were called Corpus Juris Civilis, or Body of Civil Law, and they were the footing for juridical practice in, “Continental Europe, as well as in Ethiopia, and most former colonies of European nations, including Latin America.” (Crystalinks Rome Law). That is why I gave the Roman Republic an A for meeting the common good for the rule of…show more content…
They had excellently made armor that was very strong and they had great equipment for fighting such as a pilum which was made out of wood and had a sharp iron spear at the top of it. They used the pilum for piercing the enemy’s shield because it was really hard to pull out, so the enemy couldn’t use it anymore. The Roman army also had a small sword for stabbing called a gladius. Those two weapons were their main weapons. Their armor was also designed really well. For example, there is a set of armor called the Lorica Musculata which were fitted, bronze plate armor that had rectangular strips, made of layered linen or leather, hanging at the sleeves and waist, which provided protection to the thighs and upper arms. For other types of protection, they also had tall, rectangular, curved shields called scutums. The Romans put the shields above their heads sometimes to protect them from getting hit when attacked from above. They called that arrangement testudo, Latin for tortoise, because when they’re in that formation, they look like one. The Roman army also used roads to get around when they were in a battle or war. These roads made it easy for the Roman army to average about 21 miles. For these reasons, I gave the Roman Republic an A for preparing a common
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