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Rome's Great Achievements
Transcript of Rome's Great Achievements
How did this influence Roman way of life? Rome's Greatest Achievements Why was this important?
This was the frame for the United States Constitution with the Roman ideas of the senate, the veto, and checks on political power. This is important because it gave every one the same opportunity for success. This is what the U.S. does. Romans excelled in engineering or the application of science and mathematics to develop useful structures and machines. Roman engineers built roads, bridges, and harbors throughout their empire. One of the biggest engineering feat was the bringing of running water through aqueducts. The Tiber River was no longer providing safe water for the swelling population in Rome's cities. So they came up with aqueducts which provided safe water in the cities for the rich as well as for the public. This brought baths, public fountains, and sewer systems into Rome. A system of thirteen aqueducts provided the inhabitants of Rome with water of varying quality, the best being reserved for potable supplies. Poorer-quality water was used in the public baths and in the latrines, which were an early form of toilet. The Romans had a complex system of sewers covered by stones, much like modern sewers. Waste flushed from the latrines flowed through a central channel into the main sewage system and thence into a nearby river or stream. Roman waste management is admired for its innovation. Roman Roads Roman roads were a vital part to the development of Roman Empire. Roman roads were used for communication, traveling of people and armies, and communication. The Roman roads spanned for 400,000 km of road including 80,500 km of paved roads. This made traveling and trade a lot easier and quicker. This is how roads became a great achievement in Rome. Roman Army The Romans achieved world fame with their incredible army. It defeated pretty much everybody.
The Roman Legion was perhaps the most powerful army ever. Sure, they didn't have airplanes, tanks and battleships like today. But they were capable of defeating armies far larger than themselves, despite being equipped with the same basic weapons: shields, spears and swords.
Roman legions is one reason Rome expanded its empires borders so far. The Colosseum The Colosseum was built by the ancient Romans and it is still a modern marvel. It was built in 70-80 AD. The type of structure of the Colosseum was an amphitheater. It was capable of seating 50,000 people. it was 6 acres long and 157 feet high. Roman Concrete Roman concrete consisted of a pasty, hydrate lime, pozzolan ash from a nearby volcano, few pieces of rock, and water. Their concrete could be used under water. This is what they used to build their bridges, aqueducts, and other great architectural structures. This concrete was so good some of it still is in good shape after 2000 years of attack from the elements. Roman Senate The Roman Senate is composed of those Romans who have distinguished themselves politically, and have served as elected officials. The Senate controls the Treasury, votes on new legislation, and establishes policy. The Senate's duty is to ensure that Rome thrives in all her non-military aspects.
The Roman Empire has already been misconstrued as a democracy. Rome is NOT a democracy. Only the Senators vote. A non-Senator gets no vote on the Senate beyond the Tribune's powers or that which his/her patron may lobby for on their behalf. If a label must be applied to Rome, we are a Republican Oligarchic Fascist Dictatorship. After all, we are the Roman Empire. This system has worked exceedingly well for years. The system allows for new members to prove themselves and move up. The senate was chosen by the people so that no one person had too much power. This way the people got to choose the people representing them and controlling their great empire.