It’s incredible how much the Romans continue to influence societies in the modern day. The Roman government forms the foundations of many current societies, and their intellectual pursuits have shaped much of our current intellectual passions. Roman, along with Greek, art and literature were very developed in their time, and they still form the backbone for our conceptions of beauty in culture and art.
The Romans as a group were very advanced for their time, and their systems of warfare and politics gave them huge advantages over their enemies. The Roman empire is still considered to be something of an enigma. It’s also interesting to see how quickly the Roman downfall came. I wonder what we can learn from the Romans and their experiences? How much of what we see today is influenced by the Romans and how much more can we learn from them?