By 46 B.C., through the military genius of Julius Caesar, Rome conquered most of the land surrounding the Mediterranean, which was most of the known world at that time. However, this expansion hurt Rome more than it helped Rome. The Romans had an ever changing government to meet the demands of a growing empire. At first Rome had harsh Etruscan kings, but they soon had enough of these cruel tyrants and eventually ran them out of Rome. In there place they created the Roman Republic, which was modeled after the Greek Democracy.
The engineers positioned the wall so it ran along a cliff edge, and just above a drop to the north. So, the natural geology of Brittania’s jagged terrain helped the Romans build a more defensive structure, but made it difficult to get tools and supplies to the construction project. The wall itself, was only one of the many components of Hadrian’s design. Every mile, there was a guard post, that could house up to 60 troops at a time. In between each mile-castle, there were two smaller watchtowers, for extra safety.
It has often been used in television shows and role-playing games, as a obstacle to overcome. In Etruscan civilization the Chimaera appears in the "Orientalizing" period that preceded Etruscan Archaic art. The Chimaera also appears in Etruscan wall paintings of 4th century BC. The Aqueducts of Rome Without aqueducts the Romans would not have been able to build some of their very large cities, as many cities were built on dry plains. By finding a spring in the mountains and transporting the water through their aqueducts they were able to have drinking water, beautiful water fountains, and their elaborate baths.
Name: kartik Patel Subject: history 101 Professor: Dr. Gilbert stack Essay: Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal, a Carthaginian general and one of the greatest generals that ever lived was renown for his strategies and courageousness, such as crossing the Alps and using the bottleneck strategy at Lake Tradesmen. He used strategies that a lot of generals at this time, especially Roman generals, would never think of and in doing this he almost destroyed the Roman republic. From the middle of the 3rd century to the middle of the 2nd century BC, Carthage was engaged in a series of wars with Rome (Dorey, P 57). These wars, known as the Punic Wars, ended
The Western Roman Empire was a very advanced civilization. They were advanced for their time with public baths, aqueducts, a consul that contain two parts, a lower consul (Tribunal) and a upper consul (Senate), and an advanced army. But then, what caused the fall of the Western Roman Empire? It was a combination of different variables. Also, many experts say that it fell because of the lack of heart the people had to the Empire, the rise of Christianity, it was too immense to govern and protect, the decline of the economy and jobs, the army being made up of mostly foreigners, and outside invaders.
During the years 235-285 CE, 20 Emperors came into power—and died. The leading cause of death was Assassination. With so many Enemies managing to conquer territory in the Empire, it was relatively easy to get in and kill the Emperor, before getting caught, killed, or even escaping. However, The Vandals and The Ostrogoths were the only Foreigners documented as making it to Rome, where the Emperors tended to stay and rule, distantly, from there. However, a handful of Emperors died in battle.
They are most famous for their architecture, based on the new ideas and materials that they established. The Romans learned concepts from prior ages and altered them with the aim of building up their Empire and creating a stronger basis for living. Through mastering skills of architecture and engineering, the Romans were able to change the face of Europe forever. They learned not only to master ways of creating solid structures but also ways of giving them character and style. Roman architecture did not simply appear out of thin air; it has its roots in Grecian and Etruscan architecture.
The Colosseum was built at the height of the Roman Empire. When Rome had conquered most of the know world. I have some how come to understand how this great civilization soon rose and fell. The Rome became its own enemy. The people became complicant, and the emperors became more tyrant like and most of them died violently.
The Aswan Dam In 1960 the Aswan Dam began construction; it was an impressive display of what can be accomplished when nations work together. The Dam was a huge undertaking, costing millions of dollars, close to 16,000 million dollars (U.S.). The man behind the idea for the Dam was Gamal Abdul Nasser, leader of Egypt. He began the project because he wanted to control the flooding of the Nile River, and provide more water for irrigation. This would, in turn, provide more land for farmers and help to eradicate their poverty issues.
And in case you were wondering, the jeweller was indeed cheating the king. What probably happened Archimedes's discovery was told by Vitruvius, a Roman architect, writer and engineer (smart people back then seemed to be doing everything) in a book written two centuries after Archimedes had died. Where Vitruvius got his sources from, he didn't say, but he did write about a scene where Archimedes was running out naked and wet, after he