Latin has had huge influence on English words. Not only are Latin words the roots of many English words, but learning Latin grammar will help with the understanding of English grammar. In this article the author says that learning Latin will give you a more thorough understanding of the English language. I selected this article because it taught me that the English language and the Latin language are more connected than I thought. One example of this is that 60% of English words their roots are Latin words.
Citizenship has always been an important possession of any person. This article explains that all Roman citizens had the right to vote, however even though women considered citizens they still had less legal rights than men. I selected this article because it ties the fact that the Roman men and women did not have the same rights to the history of Roman citizenship and how it has changed. At one point in time citizens had to, every five years appear at 'Villa Publica' in order to voice the name of their wife, the number of children they have, and their property and possessions including their wife’s clothes and jewels.
The Roman Calendar is one of many legacies of Roman writing. Basically, this article is about the history of the calendar and the similarities between other calendars and the calendar we know today. The primary reason I selected this article was that it explained that Julius Caesar was not the only to create an accurate calendar like the one we use today. Another reason I selected this article was that it explained the legacy of Roman writing along with the calendars history and similarities between the one we use today and the many they invented in Roman times.
The Roman philosophy of stoicism is still being used today by many people. In this article the author explains that stoicism is actually more related to other philosophies like Buddhism than we thought. The author also mentions that being a stoic is not just about keeping a "stiff upper lip" but more about reflection and mindfulness. This article is important because it shows that being a stoic can vary for person to person and because it explains the history of this Roman philosophy.
Even the Bridge you see the Hogwarts express cross in the Harry Potter movies seems to have been influence by the Romans ideas. Basically this article is about the Glenfinnan Viaduct's engineering and its uses today along with its connections to Rome. I selected this article because it shows what influence Romans had on our life today and because it showed the engineering details on the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The fact that one of the most famous bridges (especially for movies) was influenced by Romans shows that if we look around us, there are so many things that we don't notice the first time; but if we go back and look at it a second time, we see so many more things we had not noticed before.
This article talks about Roman architectures influence in many places. In this article the author explains that the Romans brought new ideas into architecture like columns and domes and they influenced architecture in other places. This article is important because it explains the importance of Roman architecture and its influence on places around the world. Another reason that this article is important is because it shows us that Romans influenced so many places around the world, and not just one or two. It also shows us that Roman influences are still around today in modern buildings.
Murals are paintings that people have done on walls everywhere. The Romans passed down their idea of murals and it has influenced modern day art. This article explains that murals throughout San Francisco have been painted in order to get their point across or to represent things. I selected this article because it shows that we still use murals in everyday life to express feelings and ideas and fantasies.
Sculptures are life like, 3D works of art. The Romans influenced the world by passing down their ideas in art such as sculptures that we have then used in our everyday life. In this article the author mentions that we use sculptures to express emotions and symbolize change. The work the sculptor puts into each project is shown through the final product. This is a good article for my curation because it shows how the Romans have influenced art in the world and I learned that a sculpture can be more about what the sculptor was feeling.