The Romans influenced such a vast area of the world for an extended amount of time due to their superior engineering skills. Aqueducts are one of their many inventions and arguably the greatest of their time and many years after. Before aqueduct technology, humans were restricted to build cities around natural water sources such as springs and rivers. These restricted cities grew crowded—not to mention also feculent and odious due to lack of a sewer system. Aqueducts enabled the Romans to grow in many different aspects including the size of their empires and their army.
This made an large boom in the population, visitation, and cultural diversification of Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, and etc. The Romans were amazing at engineering and building and the innovation of them. They built bridges to go across the Tiber. During the Civil Wars, the ways of travel such as roads and canals and such had not been taken care of well, so after the wars, Augustus made sure during his reign, that using the military, he would fix and make new canals, roads, bridges, and etc. The Romans were masters of travel over land and water.
Originally, the chief deities of Vesta, Jupiter, Mars and Venus did not have mythology in Rome (with many being quite animistic). As cultural fusion continued through the years, the Roman pantheon eventually made inroads to allow for compatibility between Roman and Greek religions, though this did not always work. Mars, the god of war, was one of the most important gods in
Rome was a large city with stately palaces, noble buildings, and picturesque residential areas however, the majority of its large population, 500,000 to 750,000, lived in flimsy, cheaply constructed houses. The issues that primarily concerned Rome were crime, fire, and poor sanitary conditions. During the rule of the five good emperors, they brought about urban planning and construction ideas that helped to improve the overall situation in Rome. The population of Rome grew so much that it became difficult to feed all the inhabitants, so the emperors decided to give out free bread, oil, and wine. To continue to keep the spirits up and win the hearts of citizens, the emperors kept the citizens entertained with the battles of the gladiators as well as chariot races.
Although the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty had many great achievements, some with lasting legacies, both fell due to an internal breakdown of their infrastructure as well as outside invasion. The achievements of the Roman Empire stretched further than just the land they conquered. They built far-reaching aqueducts to bring a fresh flow of water into their cities. The precision the Romans used in constructing these was remarkable. Roman engineers designed drop shaft cascades and steep chutes with dissipation basins to manage steep areas that demonstrated their expertise in hydraulics.
Although conversely, the very dissimilar landscape between the two swayed their political growth. The mountainous terrain and numerous islands that make up Greece made it difficult for city-states to interact with each other, which resulted in each city-state growing individually. The ruling class of every city-state was against forming any kind of monarchy and defended their independence. Rome was very flat in comparison to the Greek terrain with mountains on the east side and what is now the Tyrrhenian Sea off to the west, which caused Rome to grow to become one huge city-state. Rome dealt with immigrants and intruders from the north and south.
In conclusion, there are main factors that caused the demolition of the Roman Republic. A senate that grew and changed and ultimately turned on themselves. A military that expansion that led to winning the battles of the Roman enemies but loss of men and loyalty to senate. Generals who, although have different views of Roman government but join forces and then battle themselves. You have senators that are not supporting their fellow senators.
A teacher of mine once asked me, “ Did the Romans conquer the Greeks, or did the Greeks conquer the Romans?” I had to stop and scratch my head because I didn’t know what to say . As I continued to think about which side to defend, I thought of how the Romans conquered the Greeks physically , but the greeks had a huge impact on the Roman way of life. The Romans were starting to expand from Italy and take over other parts of the Mediterranean . The Romans were fighting with the Carthaginians , some Greeks were afraid of the romans so they decided to help the Carthaginians to fight the romans . The romans won the battle against the Carthaginians and weren’t happy with the greeks for siding against them .
The Deep Impact of Octavian For forty years Octavian, post 27 B.C. known as Augustus Caesar, held power in Rome and he was able to establish a firm foundation for emperors to come by changing laws and enabling others to act. He believed that the Roman laws had proven to be weak under the Roman Republic and they needed a strong leader. The senate approved and appointed him consul, tribune and commander in chief for life. Augustus is remarkable because unlike the other politicians that came before him once he gained power he was able to keep it.
Holly Poe Persian and Roman Empire History 101 March 30, 2012 Throughout history, there have been many great powers that have risen and fallen. Each different empire has made a difference in the society that we live in today. Also, people still study these empires because of their advancement in those days and how they achieved and discovered most things. Two influential empires that have impacted the society that is known today is the Persian and Roman Empires. The Persian Empire was “successors to the Neo-Assyrians” after a rebellion around 612 BCE.