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The Romans put a great deal of effort into engineering. Roman engineering led to the building of some remarkable engineering structures that have survived to this day throughout western Europe. Engineering was used as a way of improving the lifestyle of the Romans even on day-to-day issues such as a frequent water supply. The Romans used Greek plans to help influence their engineering plans.
Roman literature begins around the 3rd century BC. It reached its "Golden Age" during the rule of Augustus and the early part of the Roman Empire. The Romans wrote a lot of poetry and history. They also wrote letters and made a lot of formal speeches. Important documents were written on papyrus scrolls. The Art of rhetoric or the ability to talk to the public was considered a important skill in ancient Rome. Many Roman statesmen wrote down their ideas and speeches. The writings of some of these men had a major impact on the use of the Latin language and Roman literature.
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was built in 70-80 C.E. It is an oval amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. The building use to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era.
A battle scene between Roman soldiers and Germans. The Germans have distinctive clothing, beards, and hairstyles that distinguishes them from the clean shaven Romans. The battle took place from A.D 250- 260 from a tomb near the Porta Tiburtina. The sculpture is a prime example of the Battle sarcophagus genre, showing Barbarians being vanquished by Roman legions in a swirling mass of combat