Roman Contributions in History

Roman Contributions in History

What have the Romans done for us ?

Roman Architecture

The ingeniousness and beauty of Roman architecture has not been lost on us in the 2000 years since it was built.  Even today, we still marvel at what incredible builders the Romans were, and at the sheer scale and integrity of many of their projects.  It is hard to argue that today’s architecture will maintain the same lasting grandeur as that which the Romans built.  If we can still respect and admire the grandeur of Rome as it was in it’s day, one can only imagine how much of an influence people of the time felt, due to the incredible innovations that the Romans brought to the new regions of their empire

Roman Art

Roman art includes the visual arts produced in Ancient Rome, and in the territories of the Roman empire. Major forms of Roman art are architecture, painting, sculpture and mosaic work. Metal-work, coin-die and gem engraving, ivory carvings, figurine glass, pottery, and miniature book illustrations are sometimes considered in modern terms to be minor forms of Roman art, [1] although this would not necessarily have been the case for contemporaries

Roman Language

As vulgar Latin was not under the control or encouragement of the schools of rhetoric, there is no reason to expect any uniformity of speech either diachronically or geographically. Just the opposite must have been true: European populations learning Latin developed their own dialects of the language.[8] This is the situation that prevailed when the Migration Period, ca. 300-700 AD, brought an end to the unity and peace of the Roman world and removed the stabilizing influence of its institutions on the language. A post-classical phase of Latin appeared, Late Latin, in which the spoken forms reappeared, and which is regionalized. Starting about the 5th or 6th centuries, Late Latin contains minor features that are germinal to the development of the Romance languages

Roman Education

Education was very important to the...

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