Years ago, the Romans created one of the biggest and best organized empires the world has ever seen. Throughout their lands, they built towns and roads, and spread their way of life. One of the reasons why their empire was so successful was that, unlike other ancient states, the empire welcomed outsiders. Foreigners could become Roman citizens. At first this was a given as a reward for the loyalty or f... ... middle of paper ... ... also brought over their customs that we have adapted such as the rituals that we do during a funeral for a loved one, by giving them a proper burial.
The Roman Republic is highly praised for the innovation, influence and expansion that it had on the rest of the world. In a period of expansion there was also a setting of constitutional precedent for the future late Republic and Roman Empire. The Roman Republic can also be viewed from the perspective of internal balances of power. That being said, although the Roman Republic as not a full democracy, as stated by Polybius, it did provide some political power to the people. Constitutionally, the Roman people played a large role in politics, but said power was limited through checks of the Senate and Consul, an most positions of power were very concentrated in the hands of Patricians and aristocrats, who can be seen as upper citizens in Rome.
Julius Caesar said, “I saw, I come, I conquered.” (ancienthistory.about.com) .These words fueled Julius Caesar to become a reformer for the Roman Republic. I think Julius Caesar was a symbol of truth, justice, and courage because he fought to earn his spot in Rome and he inspires a lot of people and he rewards people. There are a lot of reasons of why Julius Caesar is a symbol. Before Julius was even born, discover how Rome formed. Ancient Rome has been found by Romulus and Remus.
Rome had different laws and treatment for different parts of its conquered territory. The neighbouring Latins on the Tiber became full citizens of Rome. In territories father from Rome, conquered peoples enjoyed all the rights of Roman citizenship except the vote. (page 158) This innovation was important for making the empire become a success because the lenient policy towards the conquered prevented resistance from them and helped them be content. Except for the voting custom, they could feel like a real citizen.
However, Augustus knew that to keep the favour of the Roman people, he needed to keep up the façade of the Senate holding political power. Despite this, the Senate held no actual political power, although individuals still sought membership of the senate for dignitas and social status. During the reigns of the first Emperors, legislative, judicial, and electoral powers were all transferred from the Roman assemblies to the Senate. However, since the Senate was filled with individuals whom Augustus approved of, it acted only as a vehicle through which the Emperor exercised his autocratic powers. In the Empire, the Emperor had complete jurisdiction over all policies and decisions.
The large number of people who shared the responsibilities and privileges of power meant that less mistakes were made as when one consul (the "co-president" for the year if you will) made a bad proposal, the Senate (presumably with more sense) would vote it down. In this way, the Senate shielded Rome against the risks of autocracies and monarchies such as Persia. However, just as importantly, the Senate also defended Rome against populism (the people seizing control of the Government, often running it into the ground).unlike what most people believe, the Roman Senate was not elected, and membership wa...
Centuries of hierarchical government may have made people apathetic ... ... middle of paper ... ... due to its extreme stance on equality and freedom, is but a step away from either anarchy or tyranny. It seems to have worked in America, but there were several factors leading to its success. The state was founded on the premise of equality and its citizens had a strong desire to prevent the arbitrary rule of a tyrant, ensuring their active participation in government. The balance of power was also ensured by the ingenuity of the nation’s founders, who were away of the dangers of democracy and established a vast, complex system to prevent its abuse. While Tocqueville lauds the American experiment, even he acknowledges that it may not be repeated verbatim in other countries.
Before the Edict was issued, the Roman citizenship had been held in Italia. Hence, Carcalla was a... ... middle of paper ... ...yed the administrative security of the frontiers that were set by Diocletian (Cameron, 53). Diocletian’s reign strengthened the frontiers by participating in repair of building and forts. Diocletian was also able in keeping the Roman empire from collapsing by introducing Tetrarchy and dividing the empire into provinces to govern it properly. Diocletian’s rule was, therefore, a significant period when the Roman empire had been unified amidst all the political, military and economic crisis.
Given by these examples it is shown that roman architecture has greatly influenced the architecture of today. Roman architecture, has provided us with magnificent structures that are still standing today. Romans used Architecture as an imperial tool to demonstrate to the world that Rome was culturally superior with their wealth, skills, and showing what their capable of. The Romans use of different material such as concrete and brick, and their making of basic structures changed and improved building designs like the amphitheater and basilica that would greatly influence all following western architecture right up to the present day. Without their innovations buildings and city systems would be very different then what they are today.
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.