• Facilitated the spread of Christianity throughout the Empire.


  • Democracy plus Senate (Members represented sections of society)


  • Ovid: Metamorphoses, Virgil: Aeneid, Cicero: Rhetorical works.


  • Tacitus: Histories;  Julius Caesar: Histories of  Rome.


  • Marcus Vitruvius Pollio: “De architectura,” deals with urban planning, building materials, temple construction, public and private buildings, and hydraulics, remained a classic until the Renaissance.
  • Advanced urban planning, the arch and the dome.
  • Colosseum, Circus Maximus, aqueducts.


  • Art heavily influenced by Greek art. Often used Greek artists.
  • Portraiture (Busts) reached highest developments.


  • Latin, present in all Western languages and heavily used in the Sciences.
  • Official language of the Catholic Church.
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William completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in 2013. He current serves as a lecturer, tutor and freelance writer. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking his dog and parasailing. Article last reviewed: 2022 | St. Rosemary Institution © 2010-2024 | Creative Commons 4.0

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