How Did Ancient Rome Use Money In The Ancient World

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We understand that the birth of the coinage was invented not so much as a convenient but more of a necessity. The economic system was in shambles Debt, as it is even today is increasingly common. For maritime trade especially barter seems to be the most common form of exchange as the problem with coinage in the ancient world was that the value of coins between city-states was often different. Still, for the citizens of a particular city and surrounding territories coinage became a very useful way to buy and sell goods, and to pay for public services. Through out our reading we have learned of the roll the elephant played in the ancient world. Elephants were used as a battering ram or an army tank. The elephant was primarily a psychological weapon and used so such. You line them up and send them running at the enemy lines. You are not trying to kill people, you are trying to scare them and against untrained solders this had the possibility of routing a unit or sowing disorder.…show more content…
Ancient Rome was a man world. Families were dominated by men. At the head of Roman family life was the oldest living male, called the "paterfamilias," or "father of the family." He looks after the family 's business affairs and property and could perform religious rites on their behalf. For Romans, family 's was the most important thing. The whole family all live together in one

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