Stoicism was the popular philosophy of the Roman times. It was about not whining when you are hurt, and putting your community before yourself. This article shows a modern group of people who study stoicism and the history of it. They organize meetings, publish a newspaper, own a blog, and make trainings. This article shows the importance that stoicism is today in the lives of some people.
Latin was the Romans' language. Latin heavily influenced many languages today, like Spanish, French, English, and Italian. This articles lists reasons why people should study Latin. Latin is sometimes being taught in schools, and some parents are questioning why study this dead language. One reason why we should study Latin is that most of our vocabulary is made up of Latin roots and words. This article is good for my curation because it shows how much Latin has influenced our language.
Aqueducts were used in the Roman Empire to ship in water from faraway places to cities or towns. Basically, this video shows how long the California Aqueduct is. It supplies a lot of agricultural farming and it shows how much water it has. I selected this article because it shows how much Roman engineering has influenced us today, even as close as a couple of miles away.
The Romans used Roman numerals as their way of counting. It consists of letters like V (5) and I (1). In this article, it shows that even the football players need to know a little latin/Roman numerals. It explains that the famous Super Bowl has been using Roman numerals for a long time. They are only now opting out of it becuase the Roman numeral for 50, L, might be a little too confusing. I selected this article becuase it shows how much Roman numerals are in the world today. Whether it comes to the table of contents in the front of your book (the page numbers are in Roman numerals) or on the grandfather clock in your living room, you might know more Roman numerals than you would think.
The Romans tried to make everybody equal when it comes to their rights and justice. This article explains that in our society today, people do not have the same rights as others when it comes to voting, as our society wished. The oppressed voters rose up and demanded that their rights be the same as others who can vote. The primary reason I selected this article is because that the Roman legacy has carried on and into the wishes of these people. The Romans have tried to make an equal judging system that has still caused trouble today.
Domes in the Roman era were used to build big structures. Dome roofs can stand against more wind than flat roofs. This article is just what it sounds like, 14 world famous domes and fun facts about it. I selected this article because it shows how popular domes are today, and how they play a role in our lives.
Mosaics were very common in wealthy people's houses. A mosaic is a picture made up of small bits of stone, tile, or glass. This article is about a street artist called Pixel who makes mosaics on the street. Here is a little peek into the article; ''Today, the artist is on a mission to make art easily accessible to the people of Santiago. He calls his installations 'interventions' and believes that his mosaic images will inspire people to become engaged with art. And it appears to be working." I selected this article because it shows the influence Roman art is making on modern street art and today's citizens.
The Romans used sculpture to decorate their homes. The sculptures were very lifelike and captured every tiny little detail, like the folds of the clothes. In this video, it shows how precise the artist needs to be to make it that way,. The article expains how they make the statues, with a hammer and chisel, like the Romans used to. This video is good for my curation because it shows how a statue in the legacy of the Romans' is made.