Running head: ROMAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING ! PAGE 1 ROMAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING HIS 103 World Civilizations I Running head: ROMAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING ! PAGE 2 ROMAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING ! In this assignment we had to describe the importance of Roman technology and engineering and how it made the giant cities livable. For nearly four hundred years, the Roman Empire dominated the western world.
Now to make the waters decent nonstop they dug tunnels through mountains and when the water was very low like near valleys stone walls were built in order to keeps the water flowing. They used the building materiel that they used when making the roads which also let the Romans make a new way to make the walls stronger by inventing the arch.With the building of the arch that was built around a wooden frame, it allowed the arch to build the wall higher if it had to be more the 30 feet high and they could put more stacks of walls on top of it. This is just some of the technology that we see Rome has
The Roman Army: The Most Powerful in History 5/1/2012 Davis 1 The rule of the Republic of Rome, as well as, the Empire of Rome lasted for over a thousand years and contained territories that stretched for the western Atlantic to the Mesopotamian area in the East. This also went as far south as the Sahara and as far North as the Rhine River. The main factor that was responsible for these feats was the military of Rome. In addition to continuously succeeding in their campaigns of expansion, the Roman Military, time and time again, was successful in the defense of Roman borders against invaders for hundreds of years. In regards to almost every failure and success incurred by the state of Rome, the deciding factor was almost always the military at the core.
The architectural technique of the arch is a trademark of Ancient Rome. The Romans applied the arch to many of their buildings for two reasons: as a support and for decoration. Two of the first structures to carry arches are bridges and aqueducts. It is sometimes said that the arch originated with the Romans. This should be differently stated because the arch itself was not originated by the Romans, but it was applied with great skill and success to various works of utility, and they made it a universal feature in civil buildings.
Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant figures in all of history, particularly in the long history of Rome. His accomplishments were so significant that “The German ‘kaiser’ and the Russian ‘czar’ [are both] derivatives of Caesar” (Source 1). Caesar was an extraordinary military leader, vastly expanding Rome’s lands. He was a very intelligent man, and when he became dictator, made many important political and social reforms for the good of Rome. Caesar’s military prowess and his reforms crafted him into the extraordinary person that historians all recognize as great.
The Roman Empire was a very intelligent civilization that was responsible for many astounding creations that put their engineering skills to the test. The Roman civilization built many massive buildings, canals, and even entertainment centers, and many of them are still standing today. Two of the most amazing objects that the Romans created were the waterway systems, called aqueducts, and the Roman Coliseum. Both of these amazing and absolutely massive creations are still standing today. One of the biggest engineering feats that the Romans created was their miraculous Aqueducts.
“Everything in war is simple, but simplest things are difficult.” ~Carl Von Clausewitz War exists within the storm of violence, uncertainty, and chaos. Military commanders are responsible for either the survival or death of their Soldiers. Successful commanders must implement the commander’s activities in mission command in order to attain victory. Julius Caesar is one of history’s most famous and successful military commanders. In 58 BCE, Caesar launched an eight-year campaign into modern day France, Germany, and southern England.
Throughout the years the roman army conquered most of Europe and lands all over the world, making them one of the most successful armies of their time. This essay will explain some of the things that made them so successful such as Organization and Equipment. The Roman soldiers were always well equipped for battle. They had a short sword, a dagger, a spear, flexible armour and a helmet. As well as the weapons the solders carried, there were other weapons such as the baluster used to catapult huge rocks at the opponent.
It housed civil law courts and tabernae, and provided space for government offices and banking. Whenever bad weather didn’t permit them to be held outdoors, the Basilica Julia held tribunals and other important activities. According to ancient texts, it was a favorite hub of the Roman people, and was always bustling with activity. Construction of the Basilica Julia in 54 BCE took place under Julius Caesar, and was paid for by the spoils of the Gallic War. It was built in the Forum across from the Basilica Aemilia, on the site where the Basilica Sempronia once stood.
Nearly all Roman buildings or monuments have a form a military relation to them. This makes Rome unique because they were a people of war. One of Ancient Rome’s most intriguing monuments may have been the triumphal arches. Again like many other Roman monuments, the triumphal have military meanings. The arches themselves were used to commemorate military triumphs and other events such as the accession of a new emperor (Cartwright 1).