Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My essay

Roman Culture 
      Life in Rome revolved around the city of rome, and its famed seven hills. Its monumental structures such as the flavian Amphitheatre, the Forum of Trajan, and the Pantheon. The city also had several theatres, gymnasiusm, and many taverns, baths, and brothels. Buildings ranged from modest houses to country vilas, and in the city of Rome imperial residences on the elegant Palatine Hill, from which the word “palace” comes from.  Majority of the people lived in the city packed apartment blocks.
Your browser may not support display of this image.      The city of Rome was the largest of the time, with a population of well over a  million people. Aqueducts were built to bring water to the urbran centers and wine and oil were imported from Hispania, Gual, and Africa. Eighty percent of the population under Roman rule lived in the country side in settlements with less than 10 thousand inhabitants. Landlords usually lived in cities and their estate were left in care of farm managers. Rural slaves were treated worse than the slaves of the urbran areas. Most landlords freed  a large number of slaves and paid them wages  for higher labor productivity.
      Rome was one of history’s most influential civilizations and it left behind a cultural legacy that survives in part today.