They traded & flourished, then from that, they became big & successful. This is where the metaphor “All roads lead to Rome” comes from. I don’t think they could’ve done anything else to improve their economy. (Sources: Teacher Papers/Video) Prepare for a Common Defense The Roman Republic was meeting the common good. I gave the Roman Empire an A+.
In Greek society, timé and kleos were two concepts that were prized. The two were honor coming from accomplishments in the battlefield, and allowed heros to be remembered. To a soldier, the two concepts were the ultimate goal. From the text, it is clear that Hector had both. When rallying his troops, the Archaeans, the opposing force, thought that Hector was ,” some god swept down from the starry skies,” (Homer, 6.137).
In the traditions of many civilizations, religious sacrifices have been made to various gods for protection, rites of passage, and as a sign of respect. Some civilizations have even offered human beings as sacrifices. Human sacrifice was either voluntary or involuntary, and surprisingly enough, in most cultures it was voluntary. The victims offered themselves to be sacrificed for the greater good of the people or for honor from the gods. Some cases, though, showed involuntary sacrifice as a result of warfare and slavery.
In the Classical Era, two influential empires emerged, Han China and the Roman Empire. Both were order-focused societies, which greatly supported the rise of these empires. However, Han China was built off the foundation laid by previous empires and already had a governmental precedent. In the end, both empires eventually fell due to a number of shared factors, one being the overextension of their land causing expenses to rise and borders to become vulnerable. For territories of their magnitude, Han China and Rome were well-structured empires that maintained order.
Many religious symbols were used as amulets of protection or were used to bring good fortune. Ancient Egyptian symbols were also used in religious rituals for the living and the dead. Ancient Egyptian religion affected symbols within their culture in many ways and were used to recognize many gods and their characteristics traits. One might ask: how were the gods recognized? One way the gods were recognized was through Ancient Egyptians symbols and sacred objects.
Golden Ages are periods in a civilization where culture, art, literature, economic stability, and often scientific discovery and advancement thrive. The Golden Ages of Athens, Han China, and India were marked by cultural and economic dominance of those respective cultures. All three Civilizations were able to influence regions far away from their borders through trade, and aspects of their cultures inspired the culture of neighboring peoples. The standard of living amongst all three civilizations was also notably high. However, the development of technology played a more crucial role for the Golden Ages of Han China and India, while in Athens dominance was mostly achieved through political control and Athens becoming the most important voice
But not all in Rome loved Caesar. Some loved him, some hated him, but such is the life of a prominent leader. Caesar was a very progressive leader, as he worked to break down social boundaries within the vast empire, all the while expanding Roman territory. He demonstrated great prowess and strategy in battle, as well as skilled in rhetoric and oration and governing. He also introduced Rome’s calendar, the namesake Julian calendar.
Julius Caesar was a very important figure to the Roman people because he basically created the Roman Empire by expanding Rome, relieving debt from the roman people, revising the calendar and crafting its imperial system. Julius Caesar created what was known as the Roman Empire by expanding the land Rome had to even more. Before Julius Caesar, the size of the Roman Empire was small but inevitably when Julius Caesar came into the position Rome was expanded quite largely. The first expansion was the conquest of Gaul or during the Gallic wars because once Caesar became governor of Gaul all that territory was associated with Rome. With this expansion it meant Rome was growing into a very important country.
The adoption of the Constitution allowed the raise of taxes in order to support and build a stronger armed forces. Jefferson used this to his advantage in order to increase the presence of the Navy by deploying more ships. He put the ships under the command of Commodore Edward Preble. Preble’s fiery temper and aggressive ambitions proved to be enough to whip the U.S. Navy into shape. With Preble’s help, America was able to regain control of the blockade dividing them from Tripoli.
Humans were used as an offering to the gods in many rituals. People like the Aztecs were very religious individuals and they wanted to give their gods anything they could provide. There could be a variety of reasons why human sacrifices are made like religious reasons or
But one the money came and flowed in for the equipment we needed and the more little battles we won against Britain, the stronger we got. We were able to win victories for Lake Erie and New Orleans. We had our national anthem written and our flag held high to say that we won the battles. Without this war, we
Railroads served to support the armies by defending soldiers from attacks of enemies. According to John Elwood Clark in the article Railroads in the Civil War states, “Soldiers before the Civil War thought of interior lines in terms of space, or distance, although geography sometimes conferred an additional advantage. The Civil War began to modify the concept, increasingly framing the advantage in terms of time, as railroads and steamboats improved travel speed and freight loads; today’s soldiers call it ‘‘superior lateral communications.’’(Clark 28) Railroads improved war efforts significantly by conveniencing soldiers
Leading up to the 16th century, Europe was filled with religious and political conflicts. The Catholic Church’s power and influence faded, which left countries in control of their own destiny. Kings arose in most every European nation and took firm, absolute control of their respective countries. Kings had so much power and influence that this period in time is called the Age of Absolutism. Absolutism was a period of prosperity because of an increase in modernization, Kings making firm decisions behalf of the interest of the state, and the state of acceptance and peace nations were at under the rule of a King.