I was surprised by the amount of money that the politicians spent at the Colosseum to pay for the shows. I thought it was interesting how the politicians provided the games just for political votes for themselves. I thought the idea was very different compared to today's political campaigns. Today, politicians place advertisements, create slogans, and produce commercials to win the public's votes. The politicians also sabotage their opponents' campaigns. I was confused on why the public would want to view gladiators and animals fighting to their death. I wouldn't want to see a bloody battle to the death. Today society would consider the fights physical and animal abuse. I wonder where the Romans got all of the exotic animals used in the shows from. I thought it was intriguing how the games created peace by preventing the people to start fights because people became afraid by watching the fights. However, I think the Romans could have created peace in other ways instead of scaring the public. I was amazed that part of the Colosseum still stands today and survived an earthquake. I thought the Romans were very attentive when constructing the Colosseum. They included many passages for quick entries and exits and had a tarp that would prevent the viewers from sweating while sitting in the blazing sun. I think it was incredible how the Colosseum might have even had sea battles. That must have used a lot of water from the aqua ducts below the Colosseum. I didn't realize that the Colosseum was big enough to fit multiple…
The Fall of Rome
When most people hear about a great empire, the first thing they do is think of Rome. Rome has a rich history and it all started with one man, Alexander the Great. Sadly, all good things have to come to an end and Rome eventually fell into a downward spiral. Although Greece was conquered, Rome still had a little life in it but declined over hundreds of years due to uncaring citizens, slaves, and welfare.
Rome, like every society, had a social order. The majority of that social…
Ancient Rome: The Rise and fall
A dominating empire, power and determination raced through the veins of all citizens. Relentlessly showing the advancements in their technology towards the other civilizations in the Mediterranean Basin was Ancient Rome. A city so strong that even when the invasion of the Barbarians, the Romans were able to still keep the cities language, their biggest continuity. However, strong or pronounced a civilization is, it shall fall eventually from its…
Nero was just as bad.
“Bread and Circuses”- They had a lot of holidays and spectacles
Theatre Amphitheater- Amphitheater takes bowl shape and makes it full circle.
Hippodrome- is long open space, has curves at ends, turns into race track.
Colosseum- Nero’s house was there and they tore it down, drained the lake, and built the Colosseium. Made up of barrel vaults. Series of arches outside but doesn’t represent structural system- it’s for decoration.
Circus Maximus- Racetrack. Chariot races…
Rome Part 2 Essay
The problems that brought down the Roman Empire and the United States are similar in that they both had problems in the economy with inflation, in social classes in that the rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer, and both government systems failing. However, they are different in that soldiers weren’t loyal to Rome, while soldiers are loyal to the US, and that Rome suffered many attacks and invasions from barbarians, while the US doesn’t, and that power…
When In Rome
Don’t Do as the Romans Do for Long
The Land and the People
• The people of Roman managed to do what no others before
them had been able to do: they ruled the entire known world
under a single administration for an extended period of time.
• They brought their concepts of law and justice to the rest of the
• Rome was a military state that maintained a strong military
presence in the lands they conquered. They devoted a great
deal of thought to military strategy, technology, administration…
Nicholas R. Underwood
ART075 11:00 a.m. TR
April 6, 2012
The primary function of the Colosseum was for showing gladiatorial battles against animals. The shows were called “muneras” and were hosted by individuals as a show of their wealth. Often, these events were private and not held by the state. This amphitheatre is also representative of the Flavian dynasty. This dynasty began with Vespasian and his two sons succeeded him. Vespasian ruled from 69 A.D. to 79 A.D. Then, Titus…
Rome and Julie Essay
Throughout time romance is usually ended in tragedies. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, their life is filled with tragedies, which lead them to their death. However there were people that influenced them to take their lives. The Nurse, Friar Laurence and the Capulets parents led Romeo and Juliet to their death.
The Nurse contributes to the death of Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse is hire by Juliet’s parents to take care of her, however she is a just a friend…
but opposed to Greek literature, poetry and art, and he opposed Greek medicine, claiming that it was poisoning Romans. Cato joined other Roman conservatives in fighting against the spread of Greek sophistication. He was influential in deporting from Rome two Epicureans whom he thought had been sneering at religion, and he played a role in deporting a host of other philosophers and rhetoricians from east of the Adriatic.
Romans adopted Greek philosophies despite these conservatives. The conservative…
Assignment Mr. McCullough
One of the greatest empires of the ancient world was that of Ancient Rome. Ancient Rome was created, in the 6th century bce and grew to be the world’s greatest empire until it’s fall in the 5th century ce. Like all nations, no matter how great, there must be changes and continuities made in order to keep that nation in order. Rome was no exception. During it’s time, Rome was host to many political, social, and economic changes and continuities. Some of these changes were…