By Ashlyn, Caitlin, Ella, Eva, and Reid
Big Idea Question 1
Religion controlled the ancient Romans lives in many different ways. First, the Romans set aside many hours of their day to worship the gods and goddesses they believed in. Also, as time went on, they started to believe in many of the Greek gods. They admired the Greek’s polytheistic religion, and renamed the gods to coincide with their Latin roots and heritage. This forced them to learn about, and worship more gods that varied in personalities. Each god stood for and managed something different, for example, Juno was the goddess of family and marriage! These gods made up the Romans’ religion, causing citizens to take a greater amount of time to worship and pray.
Some Gods were;
Jupiter - god of the sky and king of the gods
Neptune - God of the Sea
Pluto - God of the underworld
Big Idea Question 2
One major innovation of Rome was the concrete used for roads. The concrete was made out of mixed gravel, sand, crushed limestone, and volcanic ash. There was a saying that all the roads led to Rome. This was basically true. The Roman roads could go twice around Earth’s equator. Roads eased transportation, trade, and communication throughout the empire!
Another innovation was the aqueducts, they were mainly used for transporting water to and from different places, as a form of irrigation. Rome was famous for their aqueducts, which were often many miles long. They traveled through mountains and spanned valleys. Also, bridges held the aqueducts for the water to travel through.
The people of Rome also created tools to use for surgeries and digging that are still used today. Some of these were called forceps, bone drills, hooks, and scalpels. These tools have helped many people in present time making their lives much easier.