By Justin, Ryan, Francesca, and Simon
Question #1:How did religion control or influence their lives?
Question #2:How does our modern world reflect the innovations of classical civilizations?
Our modern world reflects Rome’s innovations in many ways. For example, we still use pillars today in places from the White House for decoration & style, to your own basement to support the ceiling from collapse. Another innovation that we still use today is arches. Arches are used in doorways and openings. With a regular square doorway, the opening can’t be as wide because it can’t support as much weight. But with an arch the opening can support more weight. Lastly, another innovation from Roman times was concrete. This material is used everywhere today. It’s used in almost every building and structure to hold them together. It makes up sidewalks because concrete is weather proof. Out of all our things today, its surprising how many of our innovations came from ancient Rome.
Roman battle techniques- Justin B
Conclusion by Francesca, Justin, Simon, and Ryan
In conclusion, Rome was a very interesting place. From the strong army, to the beautiful temples for the gods, and buildings for gladiator fights, Rome was one of the greatest and richest empires in the world. Romans were very passionate about their religion, they would worship the gods with temples and sacrifices. They would have funeral games, animal versus man, and gladiator fights. Romans also would sacrifice animals for the gods. Romans also took pride in their art and architecture. One of their most famous buildings was the colosseum, this is where the gladiator fights took place and it could fit 50,000 people because it was a big sport in Rome. The colosseum had arches to hold it up, and it was made out of concrete. In conclusion, Rome had lots of culture.