Pax Romana In The Roman Empire

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The Pax Romana in the Roman Empire From 27 B.C until 180 A.D, the Roman Empire brought on a incredible level of peace and prosperity between Europe, Asia, and Africa.This time period was known as the Pax Romana, which translates to "Roman peace" in Latin. The Pax Romana started with Emperor Octavian.also known as Augustus. An Egyptian scholar, Philo, wrote that Augustus protected the peace, ended wars, and civilized tribes. Without Augustus, the human race would have had been destroyed. From that point on, the Roman Empire flourished. For almost two hundred years the Roman Empire experienced many achievements and advancements in trade, government art and architecture.

According to the Greek writer, Aristides, Rome was ‘a common market
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The Romans traded with all of Europe, Africa and some of Asia. From Europe the Romans received mostly wine, wild animals and metals. Textile was mostly traded with Asia, while grain and olive oils were traded with Africa. Trade was really successful in the Roman Empire during the Pax Romana since majority of the people in the Empire spoke Latin and were under Roman law. A silver coin called denarius was used throughout the Empire which helped trade much easier. Trade was flourishing which meant that the economy had to be stable. This was how trade was in the Roman Empire during the Pax Romana.

During the Pax Romana there were many buildings built due to the advancement in architecture by the Romans. The Romans adopted the ideas of the Greeks in their architecture. Arches, vaults, and domes were used in the new architecture of the Romans. The arch is said to be the greatest innovation in architecture. Arches were used for architectural design and helped supporting buildings and monuments. A vault is essentially a series of arches together in a row and make a roof. Domes are rounded vaults that form the roof of a building. The Romans used the dome for decorative
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There were many things coming in and out of the Empire, which meant the economy was great. Many new ways of constructing buildings were discovered. Emperors were creating social reforms and actually did things that made the Empire flourish. Eventually, the Pax Romana ended with the death of Emperor Marcus Aurelius in 180 A.D. After his death, slowly but surely the Roman Empire started to decline. Emperor Diocletian separated the Empire into two sides. All the Greek speaking lands such as Greece, Egypt, Anatolia, and Syria became known was the East. While the Latin speaking lands like Italy, Gaul, Britain and Spain became known was the West. The West was constantly being attacked by Germanic tribes and eventually fell in 476. The East was able to flourish for another 1,000 years, until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1463. To this day, the ideas that came from the Pax Romana are still used.In modern day architecture is mostly influenced by the Romans. For example, the British Museum Reading Room is built almost like the Pantheon. Most arenas like the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa share huge similarities to the Coliseum. There are languages such as Spanish, Romanian, Italian and Portuguese that are based off

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