explanatory Essay
1181 words
1181 words

From 753-476 B.C., a grand prosperous empire lay on the Italian Peninsula nestled in the Mediterranean Sea. This marvelous empire’s name was Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, they were twin sons of the god Mars and a Latin princess. Eventually, Rome would come to conquer lands in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Rome is remembered for its innovations, language, architecture, government, lifestyle, religion, and warfare. Rome encountered numerous conflicts when rising to power, and eventually reached its acme of success during the Pax Romana. The Pax Romana Rome was a period of peace and prosperity. This affluence remained from 27 B.C. until 180 A.D., which was during Emperor Augustus’s rule. Despite periods of utmost defeat and soaring glory, Rome was able to create an enduring legacy. Rome had several advantages and accomplishments that enabled it to become prolific. One strength that aided Rome's rise to power was a centralized political authority. Romans were one of the first peoples to use a republic government system. They started using this in 509 B.C., when the Romans expelled the Estrucans from Rome. It took the best features monarchies, aristocracies, and democracies. This new type of government kept people from obtaining too much power. It was run by elected officials, and had both a senate and two consuls. The consuls were similar to kings. The senate was extraordinarily important. It consisted of three-hundred patrician members. The senate's jobs were to nominate consuls, and command armies. Additionally, Rome established that in case of a total emergency, they could have a dictator for hasty decisions. This kind of authority was very elite for the time, and immensely helped them organize th... ... middle of paper ... ...d inflation and drained all their financial assets. At the end of Rome’s ruling they had left an unforgettable legend behind. They had made many notable achievements, that later influenced other civilizations. Their codified laws, like the twelve tables, became a prototype for European laws. Other cities started to acknowledge the idea that all citizens should be protected but the law, and that the laws should be publicly displayed. Also the Latin language left an impact on current literature and has helped unify many other languages. Another thing that impacted later people was their architecture. For example, arches are still used today, and many of their sturdy buildings and works still remain (aqueducts, roads, temples). Various other things they did include: preserve Christianity, and Hellenistic customs. All of these things affected the way other lands were

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that rome was founded by romulus and remus, who were twin sons of the god mars and a latin princess.
  • Explains that rome was one of the first peoples to use a republic government system in 509 b.c.
  • Explains that latin was the universal language in rome and helped spread ideas, laws, education, and government. roman architects were able to mold rome into a modern, innovative area with their inventions.
  • Explains how emperor diocletian divided rome into a west and an east side, resulting in civil wars.
  • Explains that rome's unity and protection were drastically decreasing, and the commerce was as well. they faced inflation and drained all their financial assets.
  • Explains how rome's codified laws, like the twelve tables, became a prototype for european laws. the latin language has helped unify many other languages.
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