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12 FEB 2012 – ROMAN CULTURE. FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE PUNIC WARS TO THE END OF THE PAX ROMANA, THERE WAS A SPARK INSIDE ROMAN CULTURE THAT ALLOWED THEIR ...

    Collin O’Donnell

    Period 2

    2-12-12

    Roman Culture

     From the beginning of the Punic Wars to the end of the Pax Romana, there was a spark inside roman culture that allowed their ways of life to be remembered millennia later. Roman culture has nestled itself in a large variation ways into modern life. Ranging from military factors to economic issues, modern society has many attributes resulting from the great empire of Julius and Augustus Caesar. However, the question remains, what exactly can we attribute to roman culture?

     To begin, it would be appropriate to analyze the geographical location of Rome. The city was situated on the Tiber River, in between two hills, Palatine and Capitoline. Along with that, Rome rested right underneath the Alps, a dense mountain range. This protected them from invaders coming from the north, a very important defense addition. Most importantly however, the empire started on the Italian Peninsula. Their location allowed them to trade with many other civilizations, and eventually allowed them to expand across their corner of the world. In order for Rome to have been able to spread and evolve their culture, it was very important for them to thrive. They were dealt a very lucky hand when they found their slice of heaven in in the Mediterranean Sea.

     This empire resting on the Italian Peninsula demonstrates all of the characteristics of an advanced civilization. Most basic, the Roman Empire had its selection of developed cities. It not only had the capital of Rome, but many others spread from Spain to Egypt. Additionally, Rome had an organized government. Their government was in fact so advanced that government here in America is based upon the original Roman senate. Possibly most importantly, the Roman Empire had great specialization of