How Did Rome Meet The Common Good

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INTRODUCTION The Ancient Roman empire was a large empire, with a lot of citizens. Rome was mostly stable and most of the citizens were fine with what part of the common good they are getting. Was the Roman republic Realy meeting the common good for its people. Rome was somewhat meeting the common good for their people.
Providing Public Services B- Rome had many different public services for its citizens, including aqueducts, roads and gladiator fights. A plus on Rome was they provided aqueducts that were free for anyone to get fresh water. The water was transported to a public fountain where people could use buckets to get their water into their homes. The water was used for baths, sewers, and drinking water. The downside is what the pipes
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Rome had the twelve tables a set of laws that everyone had to follow. The laws were made so the rich people of early Rome could not change the laws on the hard working poor people of Rome. The laws were very strict. People that commited crimes would be punished harshly. A bad thing was that poor citizens would get punished more harsh that the rich people. A good thing was that anyone that was accused would be put on trial with a judge to see if they are guilty or not guilty. At important trials up to 75 people would serve in jury duty. You could also hire lawyers to speak for you. The punishments to the poor people were harsh: put to death on a cross, fed to animals, sold as slaves, or to work in mines deep underground. The punishments for the rich were huge fines and lost there property and citizenship if they could not pay, others would get sent to a far of part of the empire to never go back to there home. The laws were enforced by an official called the praetor. The praetor was the second highest ranking official in the Roman Republic (after the consuls). The praetor was responsible for the administration of justice. That is why I gave promote rule of law an…show more content…
As the production and transportation of foods dominated the trading industry, there was also a vast exchange of other goods from all parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. A positive of this was the prosperity of the Empire and many of its citizens generated a need for luxurious and exotic imports which lead to a trade. In the trades, they got silks from China and the Far East, cotton and spices from India, Ivory and wild animals from Africa, vast amounts of mined metals from Spain and Britain, and fossilized amber gems from Germany. Rich people and their slaves also lived in the towns. Most of these rich people owned a lot of lands, and rented it out to poor farmers, or made their slaves farm it. Some of the rich people ran businesses, making clothes or tools in factories. Some poor men in the towns taught school, or were doctors, or carried water, or ran bakeries, or had to beg. Women in the towns sold things in stores, or worked as wet-nurses or waitresses, or begged. A downside to this is women didn’t generally teach school in ancient Rome. But many women worked at home or in big spinning, knitting, and weaving factories, making clothes for rich people to sell. Another downside is many of these people working in towns were enslaved. Some traders went even further, into the Indian Ocean or across West Asia, and traded with people in India or in West Asia to get Indian cotton, pepper, cinnamon and medicines, and even silk that came all

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