Thursday, 26 March 2015

Ancient Rome

 Ancient Rome  
Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began in the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century. Located along the Mediterranean.
The Romans built such a huge empire and conquered new lands, to their strong army. The Roman army could march up to 40km a day Roman society originated as a society of small farmers. as it grew more powerful and more extensive, it became one of the most urbanized societies.At the height of its empire, Rome was probably the largest city on the planet, with more than a million inhabitants. The empire had a handful of other cities with several hundred thousand inhabitants These cities had some features. High rise apartment blocks, overcrowded people, busy streets, and buildings. As in all modern societies, the Roman economy was based primarily on agriculture. For the Romans, this was then typical Mediterranean farming of the ancient world, cultivating grains, vines and olives, and keeping sheep, goat and cattle.Landholdings were very small by modern standards, the majority no more than a few acres in size. An estate of 100 acres was considered large. In the late Republic, however, many wealthy Romans developed huge slave plantations. The Roman clothing was identical  Men wore a tunic tied at the waste. On formal occasions they would also drape a large piece of cloth, Roman religion was very similar to that of the Greeks. the Romans worshiped a pantheon of gods and goddesses, headed by the chief of the gods, Jupiter. Other gods included Minerva, goddess of wisdom and learning Mars, god of war Venus, goddess of love Ceres, goddess of the Earth and Pluto, god of the underworld. As well as these major gods, numerous lesser deities, gods of hearth and home, and forest and field, populated the spirit world.
The ancient Rome are remembered for their important contributions to the development of civilisation in areas such as government, religion, farming methods and general lifestyle. The most obvious reminders of this civilisation is the Rome it is standing for 753 before christ.

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