What was Roman culture a continuation of?
What the Greeks had started
What impressed the Romans?
Size rather than beauty
What did they invent?
Concrete and perfected the arch as an architectural form so that they could build monumental structures worthy of a great empire
What was one of the Romans’s greatest achievements?
The network of roads that crisscrossed the empire – about 50,000 miles of paved highways and 200,000 miles of secondary roads
A huge U-shaped arena in Rome that accommodated 250,000 spectators
50,000 seats and showcased a variety of violent events
What are the 3 main principles of Roman law?
– All people have the right to equal treatment under the law
– A person is considered innocent until proven guilty
– The burden of proof rests with the accuser rather than the accused
What did Roman artists imitate?
What did the Romans have in their artwork that was different from the Greeks?
They were sternly realistic
Large murals that decorated the walls of wealthy Romans’ homes
Sculpted images stand out from a flat background
Small pieces of glass, stone, or tile are arranged to form designs or images on a flat surface
What was the similarity religiously between the Romans and the Greeks?
They had the same gods. Jupiter (Zeus), Juno (Hera), and Minerva (Athena) were all their special favorites
Goddess of hearth that families invoked to protect their homes
Goddess of the harvest
The god who guarded doorways
What were the Roman characters?
Dignity, duty, integrity, and discipline