Legacy of Rome

Legacy of Rome

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  • Roman Government
  • Roman Law
  • Roman Language
  • Sald, quid agis
  • valde bene gratias ago tibi,
  • After the seven Roman kings, the Romans formed a republic (U.S. government based on it), which held out for a large amount of time but was changed to an empire. There were two rulers and a Senate that made decisions, and the citizens voted and helped to make those decisions. Sources: Notes
  • Roman Architecture
  • The Romans wrote down their laws on "The twelve tables", which were probably made of bronze. Each "table" had laws regarding certain circumstances, such a s debt.. Sources: http://www.csun.edu/~hcfll004/12tables.html
  • Roman Engineering and Construction
  • The Romans spoke Latin, which evolved under different countries under Roman rule over time, one being France. Sources: http://nsms6thgradesocialstudies.weebly.com/the-legacy-of-rome.html
  • Christianity in Rome
  • It is evident that the columns, such as used in the Coluseum, are very similar to Greek columns. The Romans liked to build in marble, but that was only used for eleaborate projects ( the majority used fire- baked bricks). Sources: http://www.ancient.eu/Roman_Architecture/
  • The Romans used aqueducts to carry their water. Soldiers built paved roads for easy access for Roman armies. Arches were used for both construction and decoration, and often many were used at a time to support weight.  Many other tools like this were used, such as mosaics. The Romans used many Greek methods. Sources: https://prezi.com/ kwskze_0hdya/roman- engineering-construction-techniques-and-greco-roman-architecture-style/
  • Christians were persecuted in Rome, killed in very cruel ways. For this reason, Rome's Christianity stayed underground. It wasn't until 313 A.D. that Christianity was made legal by Constantine. Sources: Notes
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