Golden Age Of Rome
Roman Golden Age in Government, Law and Military
During this time the government notably had “5 Good Emperors” who kept peace and increased the power of Rome.
The Romans made great advances in law
Roman Law was found in the 12 Tablets, some of which stated:
All men were equal under the law
Those accused could face their accuser
Those accused were innocent until proven guilty
You could only be punished for actions, not thoughts
Rome's military had armored cavalry units, siege weapons and a well trained militia called the Roman Legion.
Roman Golden Age in Architecture
Built as a Roman temple dedicated to the gods. The building displayed a mastery of architecture with massive arches and a huge dome.
Largest Amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire, it held 50,000 spectators, It was used, mostly for gladiator games for 500 years.
Baths of Caracalla
Public bathing was an important part of Roman social life in the Golden Age, it was a place to relax and meet with friends.
Roman Golden Age in Infrastructure
RoadsThe romans built long straight roads totaling about 53,000 miles.
Aqueducts were constructed to bring in fresh water to the Roman cities, private homes and public baths.
Romans also developed indoor plumbing to take waste away from homes.