Stoicism is a Roman philosophy and state of mind in which you minimize your negative emotions and maximize your gratitude and courage. This article explains five stoic beliefs and how to use all of them to better your life today. This article is good for my curation because it reminds us that stoicism was a creative Roman philosophy that we can use in our modern lives, carrying on its legacy.
Roman citizenship meant that you were a citizen of Rome and that you were given certain rights and responsibilities with this honor. This article explains what it means to be an American citizen along with the rights and responsibilities American citizens are faced with today. The primary reason I selected this article was that it highlights the similarities between ancient Roman and modern American citizenship, mainly being the aspects that the law must be obeyed and the citizens are given basic human rights.
Roman numerals were the system the Romans used to write numbers. For example, "I" would be how the Romans wrote our number, "1" and "II" would be how they wrote our number "2". This website answers the question "How are Roman numerals used today?" with a list of current ways Roman numerals are used in the modern day. This article is important because it shows that although the legacy of Roman numerals might not be as strong as other Roman legacies, they are still used today for various purposes.
Did you know the Roman calendar was originally only 10 months? One of the calendar's months was named after Julius Cesar (July) and another one was named after his relative Augustus Cesar (August). The rest were the Latin words for first, second, third, etc. This article talks about how it's very important that we have clocks and calendars today. I selected this because it shows the importance of the calendar we use today which is a Roman legacy.
Cathedrals were grand churches of substantial importance. They usually had very high ceilings with many details such as an abundance of windows and tall spikes rising from the sides of the buildings. This article lists 10 famous cathedrals and churches in New York. It includes pictures and explanations of each one. This article is good for my curation because it showcases current cathedrals in New York that have been greatly influenced by Roman legacy.
Vaulted ceilings were arched ceilings commonly used in Roman architecture. They helped greatly to support and hold up structures. This article explains to anyone looking to buy a house with vaulted ceilings the advantages and disadvantages of living with them. This article is important because it shows that architects today are still using vaulted ceilings and many believe that there are numerous advantages to having them.
Statues are another form of artwork used by the Romans. When sculpting statues, the Romans tried to make them look as realistic as they could, and they added many folds of clothing and fabric to add detail. This video talks about the famous American monument known as the Lincoln Memorial using interesting fun facts. The primary reason I chose this video was it represented the statue of Lincoln and how you can see the folds and intricate details in his clothes. It also explained a Roman-inspired part of the statue.
The Romans painted intricate murals in houses of the wealthy to decorate their walls. The murals were usually outside scenes that looked as though they were views from their windows. Sarah Rutherford is a muralist who has painted a few murals around Rochester, New York of strong, powerful women. These murals are intended to empower women. I selected this article because it shows that people still paint murals today for various reasons.