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Rome: Engineering an Empire pt 1 of 8

For more than 500 years Rome was the most powerful and advanced civilization the world had ever known. In the face of a brutal ever expanding empire that enslaved the nations it conquered before incorporating them into their society and taking their technological know how and adapting it to serve Rome, often improving upon it in the process, the Roman Empire’s history is written on the very ruins of the great architectural triumphs they achieved that still inspire modern builders today. The Romans created roads and bridges to the ever-expanding metropolises of the empire where before one would have had to travel through the wilderness or by boat to go from one location to another. The Roman built great aqueducts that gave its citizens fresh running water as well as indoor plumbing and sewers to discard wastes. Her citizens and her enemies felt the might of Rome psychologically simply by the great structures that dwarfed the world around it.

Roman aqueducts procured more water for the city of Rome during the Empire than New York City could supply its inhabitants in 1985.


The Latin term Imperium Romanum

http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~vandersp/Courses/maps/basicmap.html

http://www.genreonline.net/Rome_Engineering_An_Empire_History_Channel.html

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Added: Jan-23-2008 
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