In the Roman Empire, some believed that technology was necessary, but not necessarily enlightened, while others saw it as a way to show how great their civilization really was. Han government officials felt that technology was indeed an important part of a civilization and required government intervention. The Han government official in Document 1 said, “I request that establish water conservation offices in each district and staff then with people who are experienced in the ways of water. There should be one high official and one deputy with just enough workers to meet the need”. This shows that he felt it was important for the government to have some control, and to have people who knew what they were doing in charge.
Although this is true, China was much more open and positive towards technological advancements, while Rome was more of a class-divided society, which in turn causes the general opinion on technology and advancements to be low. It should be noted that all of the documents herein are sourced from men who are wealthy and or government officials. In order to correctly state each society’s views, there should be a document sourced from a woman, a minority, and or a lower class citizen. For example, in Doc. 7, an upper-class roman philosopher and advisor to Emperor Nero, stated “...invented by someone with a mind that was nimble and sharp, but not great or elevated.” When referring to the hammer and the tongs, his point of view is that rather than making something meaningful, they use their sharp mind for making manual labor easier thus encouraging laziness.
Assess the achievements and impact of Tiberius as princeps Suetonius states that ‘it is my belief that Augustus scale’ weighed Tiberius good qualities against the bad and decided that the good tipped the scale’. This reveals the nature of Tiberius’ succession as one of necessity. Tiberius had huge feats to live up to from Augustus’ rule; however he endeavored to continually improve the Roman Empire. His most significant achievements were based around his military reforms, foreign and civil policies, increasing involvement of the senate and his successful civil administration that had a lasting impact on Rome. Therefore, it can be stated that Tiberius, despite given power with reluctance, continued to build Rome to new a level of greatness.
According to him, he came to Rome as a city of brick and would develop it to a city of marble. Before him, crime, noise, dirtiness, and the rare food and water swept the city. Augustus developed publick works, a police force and fire department. Augustus expanded the rule of his empire, securing it with client states, as well as making peace with Parthia through diplomacy. He reformed the Roman system of taxation, developed networks of roads with an official courier system During his rule, Christianity was birthed, and would later on spread.
How Augustus used Propaganda to maintain his power in Rome. Nehal Housny Professor Jose Gomez-Rivera Western Civilization November 7 , 2013 Augustus was a master of propaganda who employed Ancient and Hellenized Egypt as a means to legitimize his power in Rome after the Battle of Actium. This paper examines the ways in which Augustus molded the people, imagery and religion of Egypt to suit his political needs. This was accomplished through an examination of major Egyptian political figures such as Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra . The symbolism of their images was altered to enhance Augustus’ standing in Rome.
This was one of his greatest feats because they became a force to be reckoned with. The increased military provided more than security for the nation but allowed them to expand. Other reforms included the increase of trade through changing the no foreign trade policy to becoming world sea trade center and his reforms that set in motion the application of western mercantilism to stimulate agriculture, industry and commerce which helped to make him a remembered as a great leader. His active foreign policy was meant to increase contact between foreign countries all while battling in a war that would not conclude for twenty-one years. I think that although Peter the Great had some controversial reforms, in the areas of religion, fashion, and social laws I believe that his most successful attempts to westernize Russia were the reorganization of the government, the establishment of the army and navy, increasing of trade, and active foreign policy; making him the greatest tsar’s in Russian
In this paper I will discuss the philanthropic acts of Prometheus from Hesiod's Theogony and how they reflected on John D. Rockefeller Jr and his contributions to society. I will also explain the hectic relationship between Zeus and Prometheus and relate it to the relationship between Nelson Rockefeller and one of his artists Diego Rivera. Lastly I will propose that the Rockefeller's saw some aspects of themselves in each of the mythical artworks in the Rockefeller Center. In Hesiod’s Theogony, Prometheus loves human beings. He wants them to progress civilization so he does what is necessary.
Jade Purdin HIST2013-A Dr. Humphrey October 8 The Accomplishments of Augustus Caesar Augustus was an emperor of a once great empire that revolutionized the government, the army, secured borders, rebuilt the city from sewers to aqueducts, to also establishing firefighters and policemen. He was a revolutionary that changed this world. We today use his methods to control our own civilization from security to defensive structures. Augustus could have very well changed how humanity survives now but how much do you think we are able to change now? Augustus was smart about having a government to utilize in the laws for Rome.
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.
America was always known as a rather isolated nation, but commercial interests in Latin America and East Asia, along with fulfilling “God’s will” of Americanizing the world to create peace and a better world, altered the United States’ foreign policy. These changes had an impact on society to where Americans discriminated against the waves of Japanese immigrants enough that the Gentlemen’s Agreement was implemented to reduce immigration to the U.S. and reduce discrimination against the Japanese-Americans. Also, the increased involvement in the world established the United States as a world power which gave society a reason to have high hopes for the future and attempt to make the world a better and more peaceful place. -------------------------------------------- [ 1 ]. United States and the World, Week 2 [ 2 ].