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Accomplishments during the Pax Romana
Transcript of Accomplishments during the Pax Romana
By: Jennifer Trejo
The Beginning of Pax Romana
Pax Romana, or "Peace of Rome" began in 27 BC when Octavian took over control of the empire. Causing no more civil wars and the beginning of new accomplishments. As the empire expanded, many achievements expanded with it as well.
The Roman citizens created modern transportation systems of roads, tunnels, and aqueducts. These systems helped carry out goods by trading and also helped out with communication (religions and beliefs). The roads also were made for military purposes.
Law and Order
Law and Order was very important during this period of time. It helped the Romans concentrate on commerce, education, arts and literature. When Rome passed through a difficult time being a city state, the law was not written, therefore, there were harsh in judgements. During the Republic, they finally posted laws in the Twelve Tables.
The twelve tables in the Roman law is very significant. These tables have sets of rules and standards in which the citizens must follow. Before twelve tables came to existence, Rome was a struggling city state and was harsh in its judgements. These laws were written down and engraved on tablets of metal and put on display so everyone could see them. Each law applied to every citizen, rich or poor.
Trade went beyond the Roman frontiers as well and included even silk goods from China. Large quantities of grain were imported, especially from Egypt, to fee people in Rome. Despite the active trade and commerce, however, farming remained the occupation of most people and the underlying basis of Roman prosperity,