Ancient Roman sculptures and paintings are a big part of our art culture today. It was the Greeks' sculpture that influenced the Romans' sculpture that influenced modern life. This article says that the homes of wealthy Romans were always decorated with frescoes. Frescoes are paintings that are painted directly on the wall. But, most of these valuable paintings were destroyed in Pompeii. This is a good article for my curation because it includes pictures and explains about all the different types of Ancient Roman art.
The language of Ancient Rome was Latin, what we now consider a 'dead language'. But even though we don't speak Latin in today's world, we still use things from the Latin language. Take Roman numerals, for example. They are not our primary form of numbers, but we still have clocks with Roman numerals on them. This article explains that the words we use today come from a Latin origin. It states that even "our calendar comes from the one adopted by the Roman ruler Julius Caesar." The names of a couple months come from the Roman language. August is in honor of Caesar Augustus. September comes from Latin words meaning “the seventh month.” I selected this article to curate because it has a helpful list of words that originated from Latin and it explains about the Roman numeral system as well.
The Roman Empire has heavily influenced our engineering tactics today, especially industrial machinery. This website is basically about the types of engineering that the Romans passed on, such as hydraulics and roads. This article states that "the Roman road system spanned more the 400,000 km, including 80,500 km of paved roads." The Romans had to use hydraulic mining in order to have aqueducts. This shows that the Romans were very skilled within the engineering range. We still use aqueducts to convey water using pipes, ditches, canals, tunnels, and other structures. The primary reason I selected this article was that it explains what Roman engineering skills we still have today.
Ancient Roman laws were not equal to all people. Women had limited citizen rights, but men did not. Even now, not everybody has equal citizen rights. That shows that Roman law has been passed down to us in many ways. Even checks and balance are based off of the Roman legacy. Basically, this article includes how laws were made and who enforced them. I chose this article to curate because the website is professional and shows how laws are applied to our lives today.
The legacy of Roman law still lives on in today's culture. A philosophy called Stoicism was especially popular in Rome. The emperor, Marcus Aurelius was a "devoted Stoic", says the article.He had written about his philosophy in a book and many took to it. Stoics believed that one godly intelligence ruled all of nature. They also believe in courage and justice. This article shows that the Romans had a complicated law system. It explains how the courts did not treat everybody fairly. I chose this article to curate because it includes definitions and explains much about Stoicism.
The Roman legacy of art is one that you can see in the world today a lot. The Romans decorated their homes with paintings and mosaics. Mosaics are large murals made of tiny pieces of stone. The video explains that sculptures are a big part of Roman legacy. They are the most long-lasting legacy and indicated social status because of how expensive the material was. The giant statue of Lincoln and many more of our presidents are based off of Roman art. I chose this video because it tells about the materials that were used to make mosaics and sculptures, such as bronze and marble. It also talks about mosaics and reliefs. All of the Roman's art were based off of Greek art and was very realistic.
Language is a very important feature in society. Many terms in the Engish language come from the Roman language, Latin. The parts of the Latin language that we use today vary from things such as numbers and prefixes. A prefix is a part of a word at the beginning of a word meaning something specific. For example, in the word prefix, 'pre' means previous to or before. This article states that the Latin alphabet was based off of other alphabets such as the Greek's. It explains that roman numerals were developed by Romans in around 500 B.C.E. Until the early 1500s, Latin was commonly spoken. This language is what some might call a "dead language", meaning that people dont really speak it anymore. I chose this article because it clearly explains when and who the Romans borrowed their language from. It includes all the factors and some examples of prefixes
The legacy of Roman architecture is very important because we use many of the techniques and structure designs in today's world. The structures in this legacy include aqueducts, public roads, columns, arches and domes. I selected this article because it really describes all of the types of architecture that the Romans used and how we use them now. It includes even how they function and the materials used. (Such as concrete and common marble)