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Roman Contributions


Roman Aqueduct



Roman Architect



Roman Architect Part II



Roman Architect Part III



Roman Art

  • Roman Flasks {Glass}



Roman Domes



Roman Empire



Roman Gladiators



Roman Language: Latin

  • Roman Empire it was referred to as Latium.

  • Romance languages descend from Latin

  • Currently Latin is a dead language. That means it is not spoken by any country but yet it is taught in some schools.

  • It is responsible for our current use of Roman Numbers for notes I, II, III etc.

  • Also responsible for many proverbs.



Roman Literature

  • Oratory: Marcus Cicero greatest known – persuasion, teaching, dialogue, etc

  • Mythology: Rituals, priestly colleges, clusters of related gods

  • Historical myths interwoven with divine intervention

  • Philosophy: Cicero, Stoics virtues of wisdom, self control, courage. This was contrary to the Greeks “life of pleasure”



Roman Military



Roman Politics

  • Tribune – was someone who fought for the rights of the poor but it was not a popular position to hold.

  • Jurisprudence – the theory and practice of law. Lawyers get a J.D. degree

  • 3 Branches of Government: The Consul {civil and military} The Senate {advisory} and the Assembly {members of the army}

  • Veto concept was introduced by the Romans.

  • Twelve Tables was the law carved into bronze and displayed in the City Center.

  • Patricians were eligible to elect representatives to serve in one of the 3 branches.



Roman Christianity

  • The origins and early spread of Christianity took place in the Roman Empire. It was based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Spread during the PAX Romana. Despite persecution of the early Christians, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.



Rights of women

  • Women, or more correctly, girls, were usually married by the time they were twelve years old

  • the law required that all women, young and old, be under the care of a "guardian".

  • women were not restricted from owning property and wealth. If it benefited her husband.






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