Rome's Legacies/ Achievements

Check out these amazing achievements and legacies Rome had!!

Religion

Rome was famous for it's new found religion, Christianity. Christianity was started by Jesus, and very commonly known today. Christianity is the religion of being a good person to yourself and others. It was spread by missionary work, Jesus's teachings, and Gospels. It impacted Rome by bringing a different religion, which Rome wasn't very fond of at first, they would persecute whoever was caught worshiping the new god, so they had to worship in secret places, and at night. Then, after some visions, of Jesus and god, Leader Constantine, made it legal.I hope you learned something new about Rome's new Religion!

Government-Republic

Patricians drove out all the Etruscan kings and made a republic government, which they would elect, they whoever was elected they work for the interests of the patricians. Most of the people with power were the 300 senates, and 2 Consuls, which would advise the senate. The Plebeians had to obey the law, which then they had to fight for what their freedom, because the Patricians would bend the law to help them, and against the Plebeians. Then when the population was mostly Plebeians, then they would refuse to work, until the Plebeians gave in, and shared the power they got what they needed and camped out on a hill until the Patricians were forced to give in, and then they shared the power.

Roman Architencture

The Romans used arches, domes, and vaults. Domes being a hemisphere, where the middle is blown up. The Romans used Arches in the Colosseum. They used vaults almost everywhere, and they used domes in the Parthenon, and The Temple of Apollo. They also commonly used Concrete to make buildings such as the Parthenon.

Types of Domes, and Their Differences

There is the regular dome, and the half-dome. The normal dome is, a 3D oval, closing in on the top. The half-dome, is just that, but it is just only half of it is there.

Types of Vaults

As for Vaults the are, Pitched Brick Barrel vault, Barrel vaults, Groin vaults, Rib vaults, and Fan vaults

Roman Engineering

In the ancient World, Romans were the masters at making bridges, roads, and aqueducts.

Roman Bridges

Most Roman bridges are over 5 meters long, most have a slight slope, a lot of them have some type of rust worked into them. Stones might be linked by Metal Bars, the also have indents in them. Why? They needed a way for the tools to grip onto. Here are some Famous Roman Bridges.

Roman Roads

Rods were built by commissioners, and repaired by contractors by the public wealth. Roman roads normally were named after construction workers that made the road. Here are some Roman Roads
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The Antioch

Roman Aqueducts

An Aqueduct is a way of traveling water form one place to another. Some Roman aqueducts stretched over 60 miles long! They were used for Civic and Domestic purposes, Industrial purposes, and for Farming purposes.

Civic and Domestic Aqueducts

These were used for household, and farming uses. The overflow of water would drain to Rome's sewers. Most families didn't have private baths, and even less, had a private water supply. But, when Aqueducts came along, then they could have public baths, with water.

Farming Aqeducts

Since, during the summer Rome could get very hot, the water supply would be short, so they brought in Aqueducts for farming purposes. This was important because 65%-90% of Rome's population had to do with farming. Same Roman farmers relied heavily on these aqueducts because their crops were doing much better!

Industrial Aqueducts

These aqueducts were usually cut into the ground. They sometimes lead into mines, for the high volume water needed. These kinds of aqueducts were usually driven by city mills.