Communication In The Roman Empire

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Together, the Roman and Indian empires lasted over 3,000 years. You may wonder what the key to their success was, and it can be summed up in 3 key factors- Having a government that prioritizes its citizens, constantly evolving technology, and finally, commonly adopted communication. A government is important to keep order and prevent chaos while not oppressing its people. Rome, whose government was heavily influenced by its citizens, is a great example. Technology is important to expand the empire and keep up with demands for resources. Rome and India’s success was due in part to technology such as aqueducts, sewers, and landfills. And finally, communication is vital, without it, there could be no trade, economy, or even government. Almost all of the Roman empire knew some form of Latin, allowing its citizens and government, as well as the military to communicate. That is why the keys to a civilizations endurance are government that is caring to its citizens, evolving technology, and…show more content…
Without communication, there could be no military, government, or trade. For communication to be effective, it must be widespread, commonly accepted, and part of common education. This is demonstrated perfectly by the following quote: “Sanskrit must be popularized among the people. Education must be given to the people in their own language…” (Bhuyan). In the Roman empire, nearly every person, from the slaves to the highest classes spoke some form of Latin. This is a great example of widespread, effective communication, this is what allowed them to communicate, and in turn, endure. In conclusion, the three key factors that will lead to an enduring civilization are technological advancements, which act as a sturdy foundation for things like cities, armies, and trade; government to keep order and please the people; and communication to allow spreading of ideas, trade, and more efficient
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