Roman art is one of the main inspirations for what we consider art today. In this description of an exhibition at the Getty museum, different aspects of Roman art are compared to modern examples. I selected this article because it touches on important similarities between what you'll see in a collection of art from the past couple hundred years and the art from the Roman Empire.
Glass blowing is an art form that was harbored by the Romans for over 1,000 years. This video describes how glass blowing was originally found in the Middle East about 4,000 years ago. The Romans adopted this technique when invading this area, and brought it back to the Italian peninsula, where they kept it secret on the island of Murano. I decided to use this video because it highlights how the Romans perfected a technique that is widely known today.
The Romans had a language, Latin, that contributed a lot to the English language. In this interpretative study of what languages influenced English throughout time, you can visibly see that Latin was an important benefactor to the language that I'm typing in right now. I decided to include this article because the interactive graphic was both informative and fun.
The language of Ancient Rome, Latin, evolved into what we call Romance Languages, including, but not limited to Italian, French, and Spanish. This video describes the roots and the branches of Latin. Specific words from Latin are compared with the word of the same meaning in other languages to show the differences and similarities. I chose this video because it had an extensive description of the origins of Latin.
The Romans used and developed many innovative architectural techniques and structures. From columns to concrete, this article gives detailed explanations and examples of these achievements and their effect on modern buildings. Reinforced with high-quality photos, I chose this article because it shows how Roman style architecture permeates our modern landscape.
Romans left an distinguished architectural style that has been used in important buildings around the world. This article (from the government website dedicated to the architecture of the government) talks about the Roman architectural styles that are used in buildings on capital hill. I chose this article because it had valid insight on some of the worlds most famous buildings.
The Romans had a very developed and complex government system that government today has copied from. This article explains similarities between our modern American government and the Ancient Roman government. It goes very in depth to take a look at the basic relations between them. I selected this article because it highlights likenesses that are not apparent at first glance.
Some Romans believed very strongly in the idea of stoicism, which is still followed today. This video gives useful information about this philosophy in a fun and yellow format. With a British accent, the narrator calmly delivers funny remarks about the important ideals of stoicism. I chose this video for its professional information about a well know Roman philosophy.