As Rome became independent from the Etruscan ruling, its government walked away from having a monarch and transformed into a Republic as a way to avoid the tyranny that many times comes with an absolute autocrat. Rigorous precautions were taken from the start in order to keep the power balanced. Moreover, the structure of the government was meant to be resilient to bad judgment. The structure of the Roman Republic with its government and law provided for a more just system.
The Roman Republic was very democratic due to the fact that the government was split into three different parts which relied upon one another, people were able to legislate themselves, and the people were able to vote on who they seem as fit to withhold an office position. In ancient Rome, the people created an republic immediately after having an horrid king in power. They decided to split the government into different parts and have set rules in place to make sure that no one would ever be able to have as bad as effect on Rome than the last king had. Though the government was called an republic, its principles were very democratic. The first reason of this is because the government was split into three different sections that relied on one another to properly function. Their government consisted of the two consuls, the senate, and the assembly. The
Rome was the most successful civilization of its time. Its strategic location in the center of the Italian Peninsula and the fertile plains that supported the growing empire allowed Rome to thrive. The Romans were able to turn the Italian city state into a large empire. A very well organized army insured their success. Soldiers were paid, giving them the ambition to fight. Conquered lands were also redistributed to the soldiers. The Romans used foreign military techniques, such as Greek techniques, to their advantage. The Roman army was successful and used their victories to their advantage. They treated their enemies with generosity but also firmness. Their most successful achievement, however, was their advanced system of government. The Roman Republic was a system of government that divided power among two consuls, the senate and the plebeian army. Here came the idea of a representative democracy, which would thrive for over 450 year. By that time, the republic had spread its control throughout the mediterranean sea and as far as Britain. Beginning with the Republic’s Twelve Tables, law would develop over years into a legal
Imagine you live in ancient Rome and your potable water source is forty miles away from where you live. How would you get the water for every day? The answer to this are the aqueducts. Why and how the Romans did this? The Roman did this because some of their cities were far away from the potable water source and the function of an aqueduct is to transport the water from the potable source to the city. The Romans brought the water from their sources using channels at ground level or building structures like bridges with channels at the top. They used the bridges in order to save uneven terrains. All this structures are called aqueducts. In Roman times all aqueducts functioned using gravity, which means they brought water from higher levels to lower levels.
Arthur Erickson said that, “Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today”. In Rome got two kinds of government, and there were Roman Empire and Roman Republic. Both of them had different structures to development on many aspects in Rome such as laws, equality and rights of life’s Roman where Rome wanted a democratic system. Although, it has helped later to now, in that time was a conflict where it created a war.
In the field of architecture and engineering , the Romans are well known for their creative engineering achievements such as: the Roman highways that constituted extended road networks that play major role in travel, trade, and maintaining control over the Empire’s vast regions and facilitating the rapid deployment of armies when needed. Also, the aqueducts that consisted of waterways, tunnels and pipelines that bring water from distant mountains and rivers into cities and towns to provide water to the cities’ fountains, public baths , houses of wealthy and to power watermills and other machines. Moreover, Roman contributed a lot to building technology by inventing the Concrete which allowed the construction of impacted bridges and buildings with architectural designs such as castles and cathedrals. Romans also invented the watermill that were widely used in Europe and were the first to use advanced technology in mining operations. In the field of literature, the Romans genirally were the
The Roman Empire had various technological innovations such as aqueducts. The Romans were the first to build aqueducts. The system was much like a bridge built on arches, aqueducts were genius because of the mountainous terrain of Rome which made supplying water difficult. Aqueducts were built to supply towns with water from lakes, springs, or rivers. They sloped downhill towards town using gravity in
Rome, one of the greatest empires in the world is the most modern and advanced ancient empire. It created a legacy for the future of engineering, art, government, and architecture for others to follow. It expanded and grew from a republic to an empire. It expanded its borders with the Roman Legion’s helping. Rome reached its climax and the largest size it has ever been before. However, as for all empires, they must come to an end. Although many interrelated factors contributed to the fall of Rome, the most important were economic, military, and social factors.
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
Roman aqueducts were very important to the ancient Romans and heavily influenced their daily life. The aqueducts brought wealth, power, and luxury to the people of Rome in more ways than imaginable and more than just for the obvious purpose of delivering water. When the wells and rainwater were no longer sufficient for the population of Rome, they had to develop a new method of bringing water into the city. Thus creating the invention of aqueducts.
Justice has been misperceived to go hand and hand with rules in which a society must conform to, mostly in due part to the enlightenment era. In the case with the Romans, the laws they established, especially early on, dealing with the spread of Christianity has been interpreted with a sense of disgust for the unfair treatment targeted towards Christians, and later on to those of other faiths. However, I argue that, Roman law, when concerning religion, was used to strengthen the identity of what it meant to be Roman. Furthermore, as Rome, the political institution, was beginning to decay, as an act of acclamation, the formulation of Roman Laws allowed Christianity to be a main means of connection to what it meant to identify as Roman. Utilizing various primary sources, it is evident that faith had been gradually accepted as the dominant form of unity and law, beginning with Emperor Diocletian to Emperor Theodosia, even among emperors, the Catholic faith had shown that all men were under God, and under God they were all Roman.
Before the Roman aqueduct was engineered, the ancient Roman people depend on local water such as rainwater, springs, streams, and well water stored into cisterns or container. The water quality were a daily problem of the Romans and the droughts and drainage problems were even deadly. The engineering curiosity that implemented the rise of the Roman Empire and sustained the water solution. The Roman aqueducts was not all engineered by Roman inventions, the architects used the Greek designs like the columns and arches by the Etruscans. The aqueducts were built from a sequence of brick, stone, and special volcanic cement.
Heaton describes the Roman aqueducts as one of the greatest achievements in the ancient world. The aqueducts transported water from reservoirs at a higher elevation to different locations within Rome. At the height of the Roman Empire, they needed to supply water to over one million people. There was over 260 miles of aqueduct built during the Roman reign. The aqueduct system worked due to gravity. The water would flow from a higher elevation to a lower elevation. The Romans tried to follow the lay of the land as best as they could, but sometimes, to keep the gradient so that the water would continue to flow, they would have to tunnel the aqueduct through mountainsides or even build large bridge like structures to span across valleys (Heaton,
The word “aqueduct” is Latin and comes from “aqua” and “ducere” meaning “to lead water”. The Roman aqueducts were a network of channels and pipes built above and below ground with a purpose to carry water across expanses of land. The concept of the Roman aqueducts is simple
The aqueducts also gave birth to another landmark in building of early mega-structures: the arches. Through use of arches, aqueducts could be made taller and longer without using a lot of building materials. The aqueducts enabled expansion of Rome and helped keep the city clean. Through aqueducts the common Roman citizen had access to running water, a quantum leap in the civic amenities as per many experts.