The Romans had a political system similar to ours. The Legacy of Roman politics is very important in the modern world because it controls how a lot of important decisions are made. This article gives many examples of Roman laws and court procedures and then applies them to court nowadays. I selected this article because makes Roman court more relevant for law today.
The Romans used different numbers than we do but we still occasionally use Roman numerals. For example we usually number the super bowl with Roman numerals. The "Modern use" and "Modern use in continental Europe" sections of this article do a good job listing some of these ways. I picked this article to curate because the reasons it listed for why we use Roman numerals made sense to me and they gave a lot of examples.
All Roman citizens had rights, well the free men did. All US citizens have the rights too, just like the Romans. This article teaches us about some of the most important rights US citizens have. It talks about the right to vote for a leader, the right to run for office and many more. I thought this article was good because it clearly lists the privileges of having US citizenship.
One extremely important Roman legacy is there language. In fact over 60% of English words are connected to Latin ones. In this article we can learn about how Latin influenced our grammar and how plenty of English words use Latin roots. This article is a great example of language because many of the words in the article probably come from Latin!
One Roman form of engineering is the aqueduct. An aqueduct is a artificial way to move water. Sometimes aqueducts are in the form of bridges, going over land. We still use aqueducts today in fact there are 2 aqueducts in LA that have been used in modern times. That's what this article talks about. I chose this article because it is an example of us using ancient Roman engineering even though we have progressed with our technology since then. We still use Roman ideas!
The Romans were big on art, one type or art they used was mosaics, a mosaic is a picture made by putting together tile, stone, or glass. This article describes some of the best mosaics. Some of them are older but many of them are newer and more modern pieces of art. I selected this article because it corresponds with my life because you can find mosaics all over Berkeley (where I live).
The Romans used a form of art called murals which is similar to graffiti which we see now a days. The ancient Romans used murals to decorate the insides of there homes and their cities just like we do now. This article talks about the best pieces of graffiti art in San Francisco, where they are, their artists, how the artists did it, and why they are special. I chose to use this article for my curation because it talks about some of the best examples of the roman legacy of art and murals.
Romans created a lot of types of architecture one of them was the stadium. A stadium is a sports arena with rows of seats. This article talks about stadiums in roman times and stadiums now. It also talk's about modern sport stadiums like baseball and football and how they vary from each other. I think this article gives great examples of roman architecture used now a days. I picked this article because it relates to many people I know and anyone who is interested in sports.