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Lasting Achievements


McKenzie Maze

on 7 April 2010

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Transcript of Lasting Achievements

Lasting Achievements of Rome Pompeii Architecture Invention of concrete
Using vaults & arches together with a knowledge of building materials, enabled them to achieve successes in the construction of structures for public use.
Political propaganda demanded that these buildings should be made to impress as well as perform a public function. Greco Roman Culture Roman System of Law Virgil Engineering Tacitus anguage Example: The Panthenon
The version built by Hadrian, which stands in celestial glory
as a model of several other great buildings. The mixing of Greek, Helenistic, and roman culture made Greco-Roman culture. It's usually called the classic culture.Roman philosopers adapted the other cultures for their own purpose and style. Roman art and literature conveyed Roman ideals like strength, permanence, and solidity. Stone arch
Paved streets
Sewer systems
Overshot water wheel
Indoor plumbing
Lighthouses Technology Romans are usually famous for their advanced engineering accomplishmentsHundreds of millions of gallons of water were brought into Rome each day by 11 different aqueductsRoman engineers used siphons to force water uphill after it had been judged impractical to build a raised aqueduct across a particular depressionThe Romans were among the first civilizations to harness the power of water A cultures system of symbols and words. A senator, consul, governor, and historian of the Greek empire. Other works by Tacitus discuss oratory. He wanted to become a famous politician, which he did. He married Julia Argicola daughter of General Argicola. Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C. near Mantua, Italy. He was the most famous poet of ancient Rome. He wrote the Aeneid, one of the greatest epic poems in human history. He died on September 21 19 B.C. Rome's control over Pompeii was distant - the city was allowed to retain its own language and culture, but was required to admit itself subject to Rome. Finally, when the Social War began in 90 B.C., they saw a chance at freedom and joined forces with other Roman "allies" against the city that oppressed them. The rebels and Rome fought for two years but one of Rome's most brilliant generals, Sulla, eventually defeated the Campanians. He took Pompeii and Herculaneum in 89 B.C. The basis for Roman law was the idea that the exact form, not the intention, of words or of actions produced legal consequences. Romans recognized that there are witnesses to actions and words, but not to intentions. Roman civil law allowed great flexibility in adopting new ideas or extending legal principles in the complex environment of the empire. Without replacing older laws, the Romans developed alternative procedures that allowed greater fairness.
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