Public Service In Ancient Rome

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Purpose of Government Provide a public service Grade 96.8

The way the Roman government provided public services was amazingly innovative and progressive. Engineers that worked for the government were extremely intelligent. The engineers and builders made a water system called aqueducts. These aqueducts carried water from (kind of) nearby rivers and mountain streams with underground pipes and pathways on bridges that allowed for the water to be brought to big reservoirs. After making it to the reservoirs, the water would distribute out to local public baths, drinking fountains and private villas using smaller tubes. This Revolutionary invention is an excellent example of how well the government provided a public service. The water was available
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Many believe that the laws were unjust and cruel to Plebeians; However, it depends on the time period you choose to look at. In the beginning of Rome, laws were made to mostly protect Patricians from any harm. Patricians were able to run for public office and controlled the court system. Plebeians rights had several limits, no Plebeian was able to run for office or serve in a court. Later on in the city, Plebeians gained more rights by protesting, the Plebeians said if they did not earn more rights they would all march out of the city. After the protests from the Plebeians, the government created laws to protect Plebeians from injustice; these laws were called The Twelve Tables. Unfortunately, these laws are not known at this time. However, researchers could tell that The Twelve Tables were posted all around the city to inform everyone of their existence. Although the Romans slightly fixed the problem between the two classes in Rome, I feel they could have further improved. Nonetheless, the laws put in place severely increased the living conditions for plenty of people living in Rome; therefore meeting the common…show more content…
In fact, compared to other functions the Romans excelled at, their job at supporting economics was especially mediocre; Rome had a slave based economy with a main task of providing food to the extensive amount of citizens and auxiliary in the country. However, the trade system had plenty of countries involved; bringing papyrus from Egypt, glass from Phoenicia, steel sewing needles from Syria, pork sausage and salt from Austria, tin from England, fish sauce and cooking pots and dishes from North Africa, and olive oil from Spain. Even ordinary farmers could afford a lot of these things. Since most of the citizens in Rome were farmers, the government found a way to tax them for growing food. Mind you, the government is taxing farmers to give them food. Great. These taxes being half crops the farmers had grow the past weeks and half money because the farmers are not special snowflakes. The way the Roman government handled supporting the economic system didn’t meet the common good to my standers. As I had said before, the economic system was on par, ok even, it was- Frank; the system was nothing special or great. And everyone knows Frank is not good for the common good in Rome. Because of this Frank behavior I have decided to bring the grade on to a highish B for this subject only. Just showing how the way the Romans handled supporting the economic system did not meet the common good to the
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