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History 6, Review Essay 36 – How Rome Affects Us Today

Ancient Rome affects us today in ways that we don’t realize, in this essay this will come to light.

Rome has affected us in positive and negative ways. Let’s focus on positive first, the main five positive things are: architecture and engineering, you can see Roman architecture in today’s buildings. Entertainment, such as plays which evolved into musicals, which evolved into movies. Alphabet and numbers, the legal system, and language.

The negative ways are the legal system, the welfare mindset (us thinking that we have certain entitlements), and socialist outlook (becoming lazy and taking advantage of things).

The Romans used a bundle of rods with an axe attached to it to represent oppression and state power. The bundle was the people, the string that binds them, the government, and the axe is to show that anyone who tries to escape will face the risk of death.

In both positive and negative ways, the Roman way of life still affects us today. Rome is a part of the way that we live whether we like it or not. So, maybe learning about Ancient Rome isn’t that boring. Thanks for reading! See you in 7th Grade!


Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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