The Impact Of Modern World On The Roman Empire Essay

924 Words Oct 29th, 2016 4 Pages
The Roman empire was one of the largest and most powerful empire to ever rule. At their most powerful, the empire expanded from as far north as Scotland, to as far south as Iraq and lasted for 1,500 years. Their culture had many enduring contributions to modern culture. The three most important contributions to effect the modern world were the Roman highway system; which modern day highways still follow the ancient path to this day. next their republic and senate systems which modern day democratizes resembles today. Finally, their architectural style, which would include bridges, aqueducts, domes, columns. First, the Roman Highway system expanded from Scotland to Iraq and from the Danube River to north Africa. In all, the Romans built 50,000 miles of hard-surfaced highway, primarily for military reasons (Roman road system). The first great Roman road, was built in 31 bce, by censor Appius Claudius Caecus and was named Appian Way. The Appian Way ran from Rome southeast to Tarentum. Then was later extended to the Adriatic coast. By the beginning of the 2nd century bce, four other great roads radiated from Rome: The Via Aurelia, extending northwest to Genua; the Via Flaminia, running north to the Adriatic, where it joined the Via Aemilia; and the Via Latina, running southeast and joining the Via Appia near Capua (Roman road system). The Roman roads were known for their base, straight edges, slanted drainage system, and use of concrete made from volcanic ash and lime.…

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