The Roman Empire and Its Influence on Western Civilization Essay

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The Roman Empire and Its Influence on Western Civilization

Rome's vast empire lasted for an amazing one thousand-year reign. Half of it referred to as the republic, and the other as the empire. However, after its fall in 5oo-a.d. Rome has still remained in existence through its strong culture, architecture, literature, and even religion (Spielvogel 175). Even after its disappearance as a nation Rome left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Its ideals and traditions have been immolated, and adopted for over two thousand years. Whether, it is through its language of Latin, its influence of religion, or its amazing architectural ability Rome has influenced almost every culture following its demise. The heritage of Rome has
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His goal was to once again have Rome rule. Even after his death, his followers devoted their rule to keeping this dream of Rome alive, and successfully did so until 1806 (160). Not only was Rome highly influential back in its prime, but many of its ideals are still remaining strong in some form or another. A perfect example of this is the United States. Even in the "Pledge of Allegiance" there are traces of Rome. For part of it states that; "? By the republic for which it stands?" this says that this country is ran under a republic. Just as Rome in its first five hundred year reign. We have adopted the same thought that through our senators, who are elected by the people, a better country can be developed. This is an almost exact adoption of the Roman states system that implies a highly centralized government can run an entire nation effectively.

In addition, to the Roman government, the modern world has been influenced by Roman architecture as well. In every country and every state these days you will find roads or some type of paved road system. This derived from early Roman architectures. The Romans were the first to set up a highly advanced concrete road system that would aide in traveling. Although not as sophisticated as today's roads, the concrete used was not much different from what is used today. In fact the Roman constructed roads are still intact today. Along with road
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