Citizenship in ancient Rome was exclusive. Women had limited rights, such as owning property, engaging in business, and such. Despite this, they weren't allowed to vote, or stand for civil or public office. This article goes over the rights of Roman citizens, and I chose it because it was interesting to see who had and hadn't the right to be a citizen.
Voting was one of the great things about the Roman Republic. Rather than passing it down through family, a new leader was appointed by the vote of the people. This article shows how people vote in the US, and the rights they have. I chose it because it is interesting to see the difference between our way of running things, and the Romans'.
Many of the prefixes and suffixes in our language originate from Latin, which was the language spoke by the Romans. This article tells you the origin of many prefixes and suffixes, and as you can see, most of them are Latin. I chose this, because it shows you how much Latin is in the language we speak every day.
Roman numerals were the number system used by Romans. They were used by many people long after the fall of the Empire, and our number system evolved after Roman numerals. This article shows the relationship between our numeric system and the Roman one. I chose it because it helped me understand them better.
Romans also invented aqueducts, which were man-made rivers that transported water from one place to another. This article is all about the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which is over 230 miles long, and supplies LA with more than 50% of their water. I chose this article, because the LA Aqueduct is a great local example of the Roman Legacy.
Domes are inarguably one of the biggest engineering feats of all time. Romans would often use them in churches, and they are often made onto important buildings such as the San Fransisco City Hall. This article/video explains how Filippo Brunelleschi built the largest Masonry Dome. I chose it because it shows that, even unsupported, Domes are very durable.
Roman mosaics were a common feature of private homes and public buildings across the empire. This article explains where and why mosaics exist, and I chose it because it goes into great detail on how they are made.
Murals were a special part of Ancient Rome. They covered public walls, and were everywhere in the city. This article goes over how Eduardo Kobra, a Brazilian artist, painted the biggest mural the world has ever seen. I chose this article because it shows how art that is hundreds of years old is still popular today.