Rome Essay Topics

Greek and Roman Architecture

The Greek and Roman Architecture is very much alike, but at the same time they are different in some ways. Wealth and high population densities in the cities had forced the ancient Romans to discover some new architectural solutions of their own. The Roman architecture adopted certain aspects of Greek architecture and created a new… View Article

First Eclogue of Vrigil

The first eclogue was written between 42 and 39 B.C.E. Two of the eclogues which are the 1 and 9 belong to the pastoral poetry. This eclogue is a 12 verses dialogue between 2 herdsmen: Meliboeus and Tityrus. The first eclogue is based on a personal experience. Virgil and his family had been evicted and… View Article

Rome during the Second Century A.D.

Despite the paradigmatic changes apparent in the structural foundations of culture and society, there still exists an underlying unifying framework characterized by the basic tasks necessary to undergo life. It is within this framework that I would like to describe an experience rarely given to man, such an experience that I am referring to pertains… View Article

Rome – The Heart of Culture

There are many beautiful and exciting places to visit in the world – Venice and Paris impress your emotions and the hidden feelings, whereas Egypt and Thailand impress your attitude towards cultural heritage. Nevertheless, my favorite city is Rome and I can return to its ancient-looking streets and romantic atmosphere as many times as I… View Article

Roman Rulers and Their Families

The website provides an in-depth study of the Roman Empire focusing primarily on the different rulers of the empire throughout its history. There is an index with all the roman rulers with their biographical write-up. There is also a family tree that links significant people in the Roman Empire throughout its history. There are also… View Article

Roman Cultural Values

Roman civilization is known to be one of the greatest human societies to ever exist. Their progress and development are still considered unmatched for having built one of the riches and greatest empire in human history. Thus with great knowledge and intellectual development, the Roman society developed a highly philosophical and academic cultural values which… View Article

Roman Construction

The most magnificent structures and works of art can probably be found in Rome. Compared to other civilizations, the Roman constructions crossed the boundaries of engineering in creating buildings, bridges and other structures out of mortars, bricks and woods. From public infrastructures to private houses, Romans were able to create a whole new ground for… View Article

Imperial Rome

More than a thousand years ago, most of the civilized world was ruled by Rome, and the Roman Empire’s reach extended over hundreds of countries and cultures. It was one of the greatest empires that ever existed in the world. Its influence reached as far as Britain, Persia, and even Africa. During the life of… View Article

Julius Caesar

How and why was Augustus able to found a stable and enduring monarchy when Julius Caesar had failed? One of the most influential men in history is Julius Caesar. The transformation of the Roman republic into a Roman empire was made significant by Caesar. He became to be known as a military genius at his… View Article

The Fall Of Rome

During period of government of Diocletian, Roman Empire gains more and more features of Western despotism. In order to strengthen the government, to regulate management of provinces Diocletian (284-303) makes complex of reforms: Administrative – he divides empire into Western and Eastern (final division in year 395); territory of Empire is divided into 10 dioceses… View Article

The Influence of the Roman Empire

The culture of ancient Rome casts a long shadow over our lives in the twenty-first century. Even if we don’t remember the origins, the influence of the ancient Romans can be seen all around us. Many buildings of high importance in the western world show the traditions of Roman architecture. The founding fathers of the… View Article

Transition of Rome from Republic to Empire

As it is known, both the Ancient Rome and Roman law had a huge influence on the jurisprudence development history. In fact, the Roman legal system was very popular in the Ancient World and it managed to provide a good law basis for many countries, which is widely used even today (Ancient Rome 1). It… View Article

Roman Catacombs

The catacombs that were found in Rome were due in part that there was a law that prohibited the burial of people within city limits. Before the catacombs were used by the Romans, they were Pagans and practiced cremation but later became Christians. The Christians had the faith of using catacombs to bury the dead…. View Article

The Roman Colosseum: A History

Imagine waking up with the sun each morning. Working hard as you can carrying huge pieces of rock and rarely getting a break to eat and rest. You are a slave and gain nothing from this besides the fact you know you will be granted life, and your family will be left alone. If you… View Article

Caesar Biography Exam

1. Which speech was more persuasive? Explain your answer. * Anthony’s speech was more persuasive because all the people were convinced and went with what he said. 2. What examples of appeals to emotion did Brutus use? What examples did Antony use? Who handled the appeal to emotion better? Explain your answer. * Brutus used… View Article

The Rape of Lucretia

Roman culture was largely based on the citizens’ honor. Honor was one of the most important aspects of a Roman citizen’s life. Honor was very important to Roman society. Lucretia displayed her honor in two ways, first she served Sextus Tarquinius and his men, and then she killed herself after being raped by Sextus Tarquinius,… View Article

Italian Neorealism in Rome, Open City, Bicycle Thieves, and The Road

I. Introduction Rossellini’s Rome, Open City, De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, and Fellini’s The Road share common ground in their makers’ country of origin and the general theme appropriated:  they are all made by Italian filmmakers to convey the reality of their country during the post-World War II era.  Above the typical collective philosophies of an… View Article

The Baths of Caracalla

The baths of Caracalla were enormous buildings, with huge frescoed vaults covering the massive rooms. Constructed which began in 212AD and took approximately five year to complete. The original name of the bath was called the Thermae Antoninanae. (power) The baths of Caracalla was a great accomplishment in Greek history and was shown evidentially threw… View Article

Early Renaissance in Florence and High Renaissance in Rome

The Early Renaissance was founded in Florence, Italy in the 15th century. It probably flousrished in Florence because of its location, being that it is in the center of Italy. This period was called Renaissance because it means “rebirth” There was a revival of interest in the classical art, targeted especially towards the ideas of… View Article

Julius Caesar ACT II Study Guide Questions

1. Through the analogy of a ladder, how does Brutus explain what happens when someone gains power? 2. To what does Brutus compare Caesar? Why does Brutus feel that he must kill Caesar immediately? 3. What day is it? Why is this significant? 4. Brutus explains that he has not been able to sleep. How… View Article

Western Civilization

Rome was one of the greatest empires that ever lived. With all of its power, it was the center of the world. Rome was a united empire and with the support of its citizens the empire went on to live for many years. Rome had many strengths such as wealth, location, and especially their military…. View Article

Supernatural in Julius Caesar

The play _Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare_ includes many references of superstitions and omens. These references played an important role in the development of the plot and characters. Shakespeare used elements such as weather, old beliefs, and people’s visions to portray messages to the audience. Through the use of superstitions and omens, Shakespeare foreshadowed Caesar’s… View Article

Narrative Essay – My trip to Italy

I could feel the anticipation rising within myself knowing that my trip to Italy was just a few weeks away. I had waited my whole life for this one moment. It was near the month of April, and that meant spring break was just right around the corner. To give a little bit of background,… View Article

What significance does he have in the play: Antony & Cleopatra

Enobarbus is a significant character in Shakespeare’s play and contributes to the drama in a number of ways. He is sympathetic to Antony from the start and is his most loyal and devoted friend which allows him to speak freely, even when he is critical of Antony. Shakespeare is able to use Enobarbus as a… View Article

Why was the Roman Army so Successful?

The legions of Rome were one of the biggest factors in Rome’s success as an empire. They conquered vast quantities of land, and were often used by the government to improve the morale of people living in cities, which often had parts that were cramped and unsanitary. The legions were set apart from contemporary armies… View Article

Spartacus and his contribution to Roman History

Spartacus was born in Thrace (which is now in modern day Greece) in the first century BC as a freeborn provincial. He served as an auxiliary in the Roman Army in Macedonia where he then deserted the army and was outlawed, captured and sold into slavery. He was then purchased by Lentulus Batiatus and trained… View Article

The Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum has had a major influence on many buildings and structures through-out our history. Even to this day it is possible to find it’s architecture in many different forms. One of today’s structures which seems to closely resemble it, is the modern football stadia. Like the Roman Colosseum, many are built in a… View Article

Qualities of a Good Ruler

In history, the main reason why a nation prospers is because of its leader. The best written piece I have come across on this topic is Niccolo Machiavelli’s book, “The Prince”. A leader should be intelligent, strong, caring and devoted to his subjects. Although people have different opinions in the qualities of a good ruler,… View Article

Pompeii: Some primary sources for pompeii

Temple of Jupiter At the northern side of the Forum is the Temple of Jupiter. Built in 150 B.C it was Pompeii’s main temple. A Capitolium in structure and in pure Italic style, the temple was constructed on a high base, with a double flight of stairs at its front. Inside the temple lay the… View Article