Roman Legacy Research Paper

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Rome was a city that inspired people in more ways that not. "Rome fell but its legacy lived on." After the Eastern Roman Empire fell in 1453 A.D., people wanted to mimic their legacies because it gave them dignity and nobility. A legacy is "the mark that that you leave that you're remembered for." ("Roman Legacies"). In other words, it is a motivation or inspiration. The reason people loved Rome was because of what the Romans gave them. There is the legacy of Roman Art, Roman Architecture and Engineering, Roman Language and Writing, and last but definitely not least, the legacy of Roman Philosophy, Law, and Citizenship. The Roman legacy that has the greatest impact on society today is a clear choice: Roman Philosophy, Law, and Citizenship. I strongly believe this because without their philosophy, law, and citizenship were would we be today? Everyone would agree that Roman philosophy has greatly affected modern day philosophy. In ancient Rome, the most important philosophy was Stoicism. The people believed that if you were Stoic, you were believed to have "toughness" and you didn't show any emotions. Darwin's Theory of …show more content…

Diocletian gave the Romans rules that would protect them. The laws that we have today, give us protection to do what we want as long as it's legal. If we do something that is illegal, we are put in front of a judge and they decide our punishment with the help of a jury. "Criminals" were faced in front of Roman judges whose job was to also make sure that the criminals rights were respected and they tried to be very fair. "Modern-day judges, like judges in Roman courts, often make decisions based on ideals of justice as well as written law." ("1.6 The Roman Legacy of Philosophy, Law, and Citizenship"). Congress and President Obama make laws that protect the U.S. citizens. Julius Caesar, as well as the emperors, did this for their citizens. We also see rules in a school or workplace to help keep

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