Unformatted text preview: Rome had actually begun as a Republic. I had always been taught that it had been a dictatorship, in school and church, starting with Caesar. It is also astounding at how much this chapter shows about the contributions that Rome has given us. They gave us the first encyclopedia, essays, speeches and quotes, architecture, and art. In fact, we have even used some of their architecture for buildings such as Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda of the University of Virginia. They have given us ideas for republics, laws, and how to govern a large country. They have even given quotes for speeches or sayings of any kind such as “veni, vidi, vici” or better know “I came, I saw, I conquered.” This chapter filled in a lot of blanks that I had about Rome or where certain things came from. I thought it was brilliant how Rome went from being lowly Latin people to being the greatest nation of their time. All I can say is wow!...
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- Spring '10
- Ancient Rome, famous historical empires