The Tiber and Po River provided transportation, food, and water for the Early Romans. Italy is a peninsula and that served the Early Romans well. The surrounding Seas made it hard for invaders. In addition to geography, government allowed Rome to prosper as a civilization.
Without a doubt, Ancient Greece has had great influence on the formation and development of western culture and civilization. Athens, arguably the greatest city-state of Ancient Greece, brought forth democracy into the world. It was during the golden age of Ancient Greece that Philosophy, Science, Math, Literature, and the Arts started to make their mark on western civilization. Greek thinkers established the modern fields we now take for granted. It was because of their cultural and intellectual revolutions that the world as we know it now exists.
Alexander the Great was the ruler of Greece 356-323 B.C.E. His lifelong dream was to expand Greece with him as the ruler, and that is exactly what he did. As Alexander made his journey across Europe and Asia he conquered Greece, India, Italy and China as well. One positive aspect of his conquering was that he respected other countries cultures and life. So instead of destroying the beauties of each country, he allowed them to live freely and celebrate their religions and beliefs freely.
The Roman Empire has left an immense architectural legacy. Ancient structures such as the Roman Colosseum also known as the Amphitheatre flavium; tells us accurately more about the culture of Rome’s inhabitants. The structural attributes of local architectural designs aids our comprehension of a certain group of people in this case being the Romans, as well as their way of living and the history of the people more than any written word ever could. Due to Gladiatorial combats, the colosseum was known as a place for celebrations, entertainment and bloodshed in the Roman empire. The Colosseum, which is centrally situated in the city of Rome, east of the Roman forum, was built around the A.D. 70 by Vespasian.
Writing has always been a big part of History due that it can teach people, document events, and even tell a story; one of the earliest examples of this occurring is Homer's Epics (The Odyssey and The Iliad) which definitely had a greater effect than most would notice. In fact, Homer's Epics were awe-inspiring and profoundly influential at the time of their creation and were highly influential in Greek culture. Additionally, his writings/message spread and helped influence western culture. Lastly, his writings had a massive impact on future writing and literary styles. This is all due to his amazing use of story elements, theme/moral, and figurative language intertwined throughout his writing To begin, Homer's Epics influenced Ancient Greece in a profound way.
Western Civilization is what resulted after many cultures came together and mixed which later spread around Europe and America. Rome and Greece are the main cultures that achieved major goals while developing. Throughout history, the Roman Empire, as well as Greece, was able to develop many cultural ideas that influenced today’s way of thinking. Among all of those ideas, the ones of science, government, mathematics, literature, and others, are the baseline of cultural diversity.
The fantasy of nature and society and the admire of god’s shape and personality makes the sculpture more multiple and abundant. It is initiate the innovate art style and help the next generation that how to continued to shaped western art culture, such as Rome period and Renaissance period. Every sculpture is a story about gods, heroes, religions and culture in general, Rome even actually copies some of the art works just for showing his respect and love. Some of the sculptures we can see right now for the ancient greek, it is actually the copies during the Roman period. The timeless idealized art work
The world will always be thankful to the Greeks for being the forefathers of the theatre. By using natural elements, the Greeks were able to construct an area made for acoustics that would be able to reach everyone in the audience. This ingenious creation was then perfected by the Romans as they introduced more aspects to the theatre like the Scaenae Frons and Velas. The Romans decided to take a more complex approach than that of the Greeks and because of this new features were born. By by building off what the Greeks started it was possible for Vitruvius and other architects to enhance the properties of the theatre, use concrete to connect all aspects of the building and to allow for the best experience to be had by their
Roman society has revolved around religion since the first century. The religion in Rome prospered over time from Mythology to Christianity, which is still the main religion of Rome today. Alongside Judaism, Christianity is one of the most important religions not only in Rome, but around the whole world. Although the beliefs and rituals changed over time, Roman religion played an important role in the development of Rome’s society today. Polytheism is the worship of or belief in multiple gods or goddesses.
Roman Innovations in Structural Engineering Introduction The ancient Romans incorporated many building techniques from other Mediterranean cultures, including the arch of the Etruscans and the practice of mixing lime with sand to create a stronger mortar mix (Ambler, n.d.). With a willingness to experiment and a strong drive towards civil engineering and innovation the Romans were able to expand the possibilities of architecture to unimaginable accomplishments. Grand monuments that still stand today as a testament to the abilities of Roman ingenuity. Discussion From the Etruscans the Romans learned how to build using an arch, prior to this the post and lintel system was used. The post and lintel system is very common even today; a horizontal
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.