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Introduction to Ancient Rome

This Prezi is designed to show student the influences of Ancient Rome on their everyday lives.

William Buckerfield

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Introduction to Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome's Influence on your world! The stuff you didn't know you knew (and some stuff you might not have)! Roman Aqueducts delivered water to Rome and allowed its population to grow to 1.6 million in the 1st century A.D. With the expansion of the Roman Empire
came 250,000 miles of Roads, LMMDCCCXVI of them were paved. BTW, that is 52,816 miles. Circus Maximus and the Colosseum were used to entertain the masses. The Circus used for chariot races held 150,000 people. The Colosseum, famous for its gladiator shows, got the "Thumbs up" from crowds of 50,000. In 45 B.C. the Romans started to use the Julian Calendar, established the 365-day year, the
12-month calendar...and one really bad hair cut! The Romans established a form of
government-a republic - that has been
copied by countries for centuries. In fact, the republic of the
United States' used the Roman three-branch model and the idea of checks and balances. Roman Architecture, which included vaults and arches,
to accomplish great feats in building. enabled the Romans THE CESEAR! In Summary, Ancient Rome has
influenced your world through... Architecture Government Mass Entertainment The Arts Oh, and one last thought... The images used on this slide show were retrieved from google.com on September 29, 2012. The YouTube video is available courtesy
of the Constitution Center. The Romans built theaters all over
the empire from Spain to Jordan
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