How much can we today's society learn and benefit from ancient Roman society?

Commrade#371 2013/01/05 02:12:00
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  • Cal 2013/01/05 13:26:27
    A great deal to be honest. I wont dive into it as I'm about to log off but just research the Romans. Almost every civilization since them in the UK and US has utilized the Romans in some way it seems.
  • Razoreye001 2013/01/05 04:01:40
    Well we are much closer to the Ancient Greeks than the Ancient Romans. In fact the founding fathers looked at the founding documents of each and every Ancient Greek Polis when coming up with the US Constitution. What we can learn is that the Ancient Greek system didn't work because their is no cohesion between the Greek City-States and despite being united on paper they were technically separate nations and the problem is this creates internal friction that would ultimately destroy the union holding the Greek countries together. What we can learn from this is that states rights need to be curtailed and the federal government needs to do more of the work and that means making our federal government more powerful.
  • Michael... Razorey... 2013/01/05 04:40:09
    Have you been drinking from one of these?
    roman lead glazed cups utter astonishment
  • Razorey... Michael... 2013/01/05 04:49:44
    LOL no however, I did take a class on Ancient Greek History and got a B+ in the class. If you want to see my reasoning look up the Peloponnesian Wars or what happened after the death of Alexander the Great. Also compare the Ancient Greeks to the success of the Ancient Persians or Later Romans which was a more stable government that was more cohesive. The Greeks did get somethings right however in their intellectual pursuits.
  • MidnightCowboy 2013/01/05 03:17:52
    The Gracchi Brothers in the second century B.C. are a fine example of two brothers who fought an injustice of ancient Rome whereby much of the land was controlled by the Roman aristocracy but both brothers advocated distributing the land to the Plebs but unfortunately were assassinated for their benevolent aspirations.

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