Similar to the sea routes, the Romans built roads that reached all throughout the empire, helping to easily access key locations and major cities (Doc 3). So that these roads could be as efficient as possible, the Romans used devices called Gromas that lined the streets up with the horizon. This ensured straight roads that provided the quickest form of land transportation (Doc 4A). It would be very impracticle to have poorly constructed roads that needed to be rebuilt often and the Romans knew this. As a result, they added important details to the roads to keep them long lasting.
This allowed armies and news to move rapidly throughout the empire making for an overall more unified civilization. This geographic connectivity contributes to why the Incan civilization is so well known in history and why so many civilizations after them follow the same
Augustus had great loyalty to his people and genuinely wanted to help his people and make Rome become a better empire. He sponsored several laws designed to encourage people to marry and have more children, also he received religious traditions (Moulton 90). Augustus also provided army officers with land in the provinces and encouraged them to settle there ( Moulton 90). Augustus Caesar has been an excellent first emperor of Rome throughout history, by having great leadership. Sergio Mattarella recently just became the president of Italy and already has done some amazing things.
One of the most important factors in helping Rome thrive as a city, and gain government power throughout Italy was the way in which they treated the outlying Latium towns. In order for Rome to expand their power, they needed to expand their land. Because the Latin towns had a treaty, made by Spurius Cassius, with the neighboring tribe of Hernicans, these cities would be the perfect places to expand. These treaties were made to strengthen Rome against foreign enemies, and allowed for common cause between the Romans, the Latins, and the Hernicans in repelling the attacks from the three main common enemies: the Volscians(occupied the southern plains of Latium, near the coast), the Aequians(Occupied the slopes of the Apennines, on the northeast), and the Etruscans(occupied the right bank of Tiber) (Morey, n.d., ch.
How far can a person’s ego and ambitiousness go? Roman emperors’ engineering abilities were so precise and always had great purposes, but those features are not only the reason their huge projects were so successful. In the video “Rome: Engineering an Empire” talks about how the Roman emperor’s ambitiousness and egos were able to construct such incredible buildings like the Colosseum (70-80 CE), the Pont-du-Gard aqueduct (16 BCE), temples, roads, the Roman Pantheon (118-125 CE), the Hadrian Wall (128 CE), etc. It is clear how the power of these emperors can make such hard engineering projects so quick and at the same time so precise, with no errors. For example the Vespasian's Colosseum, the world’s most famous arena, was built by more than 12,000 men and it took them 8 years to finish.
They both excelled and revolutionized the social, political, and religious aspects of their empires. The Romans revolutionized the democratic system of government and ended up giving the lower class of people all the power in the society. Christianity became a big role in their system and the split between the Plebeians and the Patricians helped keep the system balanced to a point. In Han China the class system helped the empire run very smooth. The balance between the rulers and the lower class workers and the artisans helped make sure every task was accomplished and was done efficiently.
The influence of latin, greek, and roman culture is everywhere in today's society. Majority of english words come from latin words, the scientific terms for animals also comes from latin. Ancient greek stories are still enjoyed today and teach us important meanings. The ancient greek gods represent things and traits in our daily life. Like Zeus who is the god of rain and sky and is the most powerfulest of god.
The power of persuasion is one that has proved its influence all throughout the history of humanity, convincing the masses to think as one body. This talent is not without practice or order however, even those talented with influence must be organized and eloquently sew their words together to prove a point. Only arguments that can appeal to all are able to be successful. In President John F. Kennedy’s Speech “Peace Speech”, examples of Aristotle's Modes of Persuasion are used. Kennedy uses the appeal of his credibility (Ethos), emotion (Pathos), and logic (Logos) to support his argument against war.
Augustine, who maybe unheard for most non-Christian. However, his Confessions was the first book use biography to inspire people to pursue the truth about themselves and the world. No matter people agree with Augustine or not, all of them will admit that they can find valuable things during his literary work. Augustine was a Roman theologian and philosopher, and his ideological legacy is incredibly rich. His thinking on the question of “why God and evil coexist?” is accompanied by his growth and maturity.
They were consistent in their work for the greater. While those of Mesopotamia and other civilizations of the time had written language, Ancient Egyptian writing was very extensive and required much focus and could describe things in very good detail. They originally created written language for the better and quickly evolved the language. In the essence, Egypt had a very advanced society in the early Neolithic age and there of out. They created written language to
There were many civilizations that have made an impact on the United States. Ancient Rome was one of civilization that made a huge impact on the United States. It was one of the largest and most helpful the world has seen. There were many reasons that Ancient Rome impacted the United States. The main impacts were the development of government, influencing languages, and city-planning.