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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: lazytiger479 | Category: Essay our education system pakistan

The Romans enjoyed many amenities for their day, including public toilets, underground sewage systems, fountains and ornate public baths. None of these aquatic innovations would have been possible without the Roman aqueduct. First developed around 312 B.C., these engineering marvels used gravity to transport water along stone, lead and concrete pipelines and into city centers. Aqueducts liberated Roman cities from a reliance on nearby water supplies and proved priceless in promoting public health and sanitation. While the Romans did not invent the aqueduct—primitive canals for irrigation and water transport existed earlier in Egypt, Assyria and Babylon—they used their mastery of civil engineering to perfect the process. Hundreds of aqueducts eventually sprang up throughout the empire, some of which transported water as far as 60 miles. Perhaps most impressive of all, Roman aqueducts were so well built that some are still in use to this day. Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain, for instance, is supplied by a restored version of the Aqua Virgo, one of ancient Rome’s 11 aqueducts.

Many ancient Roman structures like the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are still standing today thanks to the development of Roman cement and concrete. The Romans first began building with concrete over 2,100 years ago and used it throughout the Mediterranean basin in everything from aqueducts and buildings to bridges and monuments. Roman concrete was considerably weaker than its modern counterpart, but it has proved remarkably durable thanks to its unique recipe, which used slaked lime and a volcanic ash known as pozzolana to create a sticky paste. Combined with volcanic rocks called tuff, this ancient cement formed a concrete that could effectively endure chemical decay. Pozzolana helped Roman concrete set quickly even when submerged in seawater, enabling the construction of elaborate baths, piers and harbors.

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    organicfish277 17 Jan 2017 22:15

    Our sins (Jesus was the 2nd temple) God wrote the book.

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    goldenbear278 18 Jan 2017 01:29

    Brennius is a character who appears in the "Historia Regum Britanniae" (History of the Kings of Britain) written by Geoffrey of Monmouth. This book is a mostly legendary chronicle with very little historical accuracy. Brennius is a legendary figure; if he actually existed at all, is believed to be a composite character of two different Gallic chieftains named Brennus who lived in the 3rd century and 4th century respectively. Brenuus (4th century) sacked Rome in 390 AD. Neither of these men were "English" since neither of them ever set foot in the British Isles and England did not come into existence until several centuries after their deaths..

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    organicpeacock608 18 Jan 2017 02:27

    Momsen he won the Nobel prize for Literature for his work around 1900. However some of his stuff has dated. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon is the Classic work (usually in about 6 volumes) first Published in 1776 it is still one of the best books ever written, that starts with the beginning of the Empire under Augustus, but goes right through to the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. For a single volume, you will not have all the wars or even a few of the Emperors (there is 700 years of History before one even arrives at Julius Caesar) but one I have been recomended but not read myself is Rome, From Village to Empire. http://www.amazon.com/The-Romans-Village-History-Earliest/dp/0199730571

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    smalldog536 17 Jan 2017 23:32

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    The Romans enjoyed many amenities for their day, including public toilets, underground sewage systems, fountains and ornate public baths. None of these aquatic innovations would have been possible without the Roman aqueduct. First developed around 312 B.C., these engineering marvels used gravity to transport water along stone, lead and concrete pipelines and into city centers. Aqueducts liberated Roman cities from a reliance on nearby water supplies and proved priceless in promoting public health and sanitation. While the Romans did not invent the aqueduct—primitive canals for irrigation and water transport existed earlier in Egypt, Assyria and Babylon—they used their mastery of civil engineering to perfect the process. Hundreds of aqueducts eventually sprang up throughout the empire, some of which transported water as far as 60 miles. Perhaps most impressive of all, Roman aqueducts were so well built that some are still in use to this day. Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain, for instance, is supplied by a restored version of the Aqua Virgo, one of ancient Rome’s 11 aqueducts.

    Many ancient Roman structures like the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are still standing today thanks to the development of Roman cement and concrete. The Romans first began building with concrete over 2,100 years ago and used it throughout the Mediterranean basin in everything from aqueducts and buildings to bridges and monuments. Roman concrete was considerably weaker than its modern counterpart, but it has proved remarkably durable thanks to its unique recipe, which used slaked lime and a volcanic ash known as pozzolana to create a sticky paste. Combined with volcanic rocks called tuff, this ancient cement formed a concrete that could effectively endure chemical decay. Pozzolana helped Roman concrete set quickly even when submerged in seawater, enabling the construction of elaborate baths, piers and harbors.

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    ChesterBarclay 18 Jan 2017 00:26

    Ms. Beard takes up Rome’s foundational myth of Romulus and Remus (those abandoned twins, said to have been suckled by a lactating wolf) and moves us.