At this they would have received a C+ because of the aqueducts, roads, and gladiator fights. The Roman aqueduct system was a series of pipes that ran down from the mountains and provided the Roman Republic with running water and indoor plumbing. The only people who were not positively affected by this were the people forced to build the aqueducts, the Legions, slaves, and laborers. If the army was building a new fort or colony, Rome was not responsible for supplying it with water. The soldiers had to build aqueducts themselves.
I would give it a B for a particular reason. Gaius Marius was a powerful consul who changed and improved the Roman army. At around 100 BC only citizens who could afford their own armor, could serve in the military. This had restricted many people to join. The new soldiers who had entered the army, stayed there for many years.
Ancient Rome had a well organized government that had many purposes that helped them create an amazing civilization. I studied 5 difference purposes of government to learn more about Ancient Rome. Those were the following: public services, protect rights, rule of law, prepare for a common defense, and support the economic system. The Roman Republic had amazing features. The Roman government met the needs of the public services by providing many advanced, and secure items for the Roman citizens.
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 Roman and Greek civilizations have many elements in common , both of them have flourished in the field of architecture , art philosophy and science , because both of them occurred very close to each other so they were influenced by each other , to be more specific the Greeks have been influenced by other cultures , and have influenced the Romans , so they have many similarities and differences in these fields . Both Greek and romans flourished in Architecture and art , starting by architecture , the columns in both civilizations were one of three styles or what we call orders , Doric , ionic , and Corinthean . With decorated roofs over these columns , pediments . The basic structure of the temples has been adapted from the Greeks with
The Roman Baths The Roman baths are immense and outstanding complex structures designed for bathing, relaxing, and socializing. The Romans believed the baths were essential to Roman civilization and that they were an example of their superiority and power. The Roman baths are an important part of daily life in ancient Rome’s architecture and social role, since it fulfilled Romans’ concerns about health and cleanliness, as well as allow all social classes to mix freely, relax, communicate, and bathe while being drivers of the evolution of architecture. The Roman baths were centers of leisure, socialization, business, and gossip. They were originally built as a kind of private gym in the villas of wealthy Romans.
The benefits of the Roman lifestyle were brought to their new territories. This is evident in distinctly roman architectural structures, such as aqueducts, that still stand today within what were once the boundaries of the vast empire. One of the best examples of Roman innovation is a well preserved aqueduct and mill still standing in Arles, southern France. The ambitious flour mill, built in the fourth century AD, proves the existence of Roman water-powered factories, which are still marvelled by prominent historians today. Roads, aqueducts, currency, and a universal language (latin) were largely implemented and expected.
Just solving this problem not only helped them build a variety of structures that would stand the test of time but also incorporate its principles into other structures such as the vault and the dome that can be seen in structures like the Pantheon in modern-day Rome. As a result, and given the solidity of this structure, there has been a significant amount of cultural borrowing that has passed on from civilization to civilization and has made an indelible mark on the world. Some example of this include the Taj Mahal in Agra, the U.S Capitol in Washington D.C as well as the Gothic Chartres cathedral in
The Romans were well-known for their engineering skills, having constructed engineering marvels standing till date. Their engineering skills were revolutionary and despite their achievements, the Romans have been accused of failing aesthetically. I believe to term Roman architecture as failure aesthetically is extreme, because of the aqueducts, the amphitheatre and the Roman temples were exemplary examples to justify their case. The Romans started building aqueducts because it was a necessity used to carry water supply from sources into the cities. According to Anderson (2012), the primary purpose of the aqueducts was to transport water from valleys into town, but they were still a “civic pride in the Roman world” and not neglected aesthetically.
Roman monuments stand to this day as a testament to the greatness of Roman society. Some of the most distinctive monuments are the roads and aqueducts. These structures are impressive in their design and functionality, some of which can still be used today. These monuments also stand as a testament to those who were building them. The surveyors of Rome played an essential role in the construction of the roads and the aqueducts, and developed many of the fundamental principles of surveying and construction.