Roman Empire And The Han Dynasty

810 WordsSep 22, 20174 Pages
The Roman Empire and the Han dynasty both have created inventions that have inspired the modern world, and created impressive innovations and processes that advanced their primitive societies in the ancient world. Both civilizations worked tirelessly to create innovative solutions to the problems they had, or to advance their cities in a way they felt could not be replicated. Each city had their own view on how these inventions should be created and ran. The Romans created aqueducts and invented the arch, to be used in architecture to withstand heavy buildings, and a road system that connected the entirety of the Roman Empire. The Han created paper and compasses, spread further the trade of silk and the silk road, and inspired…show more content…
There is an abundant amount of water and Frontius takes pride in what he believes is the greatest and most useful invention in the Ancient world. (Doc 8) Frontius clearly takes on an air of great pleasure that the Aqueducts work so well, and accredits himself to their success partly because he is the water commissioner for the city of Rome. He develops an adverse attitude to other ‘great’ structures who do not seem to serve a purpose in his eyes. Each of these men are seeing firsthand the details that go into creating a vast system that controls water. The Han official is more humble than the Roman, but sees that there is still a hierarchy to the system. Each ancient empire has their own acclaimed heroes and great innovators of their time. Fuxi is credited with creating the mortar and pestle and increasing the power of it by a ‘hundredfold’ Huan Tan speaks very highly of the old Emperor and praises his work. (Doc 3) The Han’s developed a prideful attitude when discussing their innovations. They discussed the refinements made up until the peak of the product, meant to show that they invest time and effort into their work to make it the best they can be. Meanwhile the Romans have a different view on how items are created. A roman philosopher Seneca details that he does not care what level of intelligence someone had when creating a certain product, and that he does not value the importance of how an object came to be,
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