Italy has many different mountain ranges and rivers that helped it become a major power on the Mediterranean. Mountains play a huge role throughout Italy and Rome. There are two major mountain ranges near Italy. The Apennines and the Alps which helped protect Rome from attackers. The Tiber and Po River provided transportation, food, and water for the Early Romans.
Marie Hull Mr. Santini Global H 16 March 2015 How Religion in Rome Influenced the Development of Culture When most students and even some scholars study history, they view the past as just a series of facts and occurrences. And unfortunately, this is more or less the only way we are able to view history, simply because it has all happened many many years ago. But if we were able to look at history the way we look at our lives today, as not just a series of facts, but as a real era with real, living people, then we can gain an enormous amount of insight into what a certain period in history was truly like. We can begin to view history this way by studying how one event influences another. One incredibly rich and marvelous culture to which you can apply this method of studying history is Rome, and how it 's religion affected the development of culture.
Rome not only seized the lands of those countries they conquered, but adopted many of the cultural leanings of those countries. This was particularly so with Greece. Greece was rich in architecture, philosophy, literature, art and religion. (Morey, 1901) Greek column design was adopted by Rome and used in their architecture, including the pantheon. Because there was an abundance of Greek art, the Roman’s used it to decorate their buildings and probably the homes of the aristocracy.
How did you think religion was like back then for the Romans and the Greeks? Religion is an important part of their culture. Throughout history it has influenced almost every other aspect of life including wars, marriages, sporting and entertainment events, as well as daily life and activities. There is no denying that it is important. Religion in ancient times was no different than modern day.
Roman influences are visible all around us today. One of the most important lessons that our culture has taken from ancient Roman would be our roadways. Romans were the first to use roads that gave our society the formula for construction that allowed rainwater to drain off. They used numbered signposts every Roman mile, which indicated such things as the distance to the next town and which construction team had built the road.
The main impacts were the development of government, influencing languages, and city-planning. The United States used some of the practices Ancient Rome used with government and laws. The Romans used jury trials in court just like we use today in court. The saying “innocent until proven guilty” also came form Ancient Rome practices just like we use today in our criminal justice program. The idea of the senate came from the Romans.
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.
The Magna Carta is a very important document that greatly impacted the United States. Throughout, the years the Magna Carta greatly established the principle rules that made everyone subjected to the law, even the government. The Magna Carta provided a visual outline while setting down the foundations for modern society, by establishing a justice system, individuals granted rights, and the rule of law. As, the Magna Carta was first introduced, that soon foreshadowed the role of what is now the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, in which created a democracy. The Magna Carta significantly influenced the United States government through the establishments of the rules.
Democracy and equality changed over time in the Roman Republic, but their government served as an example to later nations. The United States government is influenced by the Roman Republic. Our forefathers and writers of the Constitution had studied Roman government. They had included ideas of government first used by the Romans in our government. Like the Romans consuls, the president of the United States has the power to veto decisions.
Greece and Rome, two ancient societies, both influenced many aspects of modern life. Their advancements were utilized in many later cultures. They influenced almost every part of today’s world, such as government, language, and architecture, as well as making scientific advancements. Also, the successes of these two civilizations lead to many countries modeling most of their public facilities and systems after the ones found in Greece and Rome. Ancient culture strongly influenced modern culture by means of language.