As a result, Rome's culture still has an impact in the Western world today.
The basis for much of Western culture comes from Ancient Rome, especially in areas such as government, engineering, architecture, language, and literature.
Overview and History Timeline of Ancient Rome Early History of Rome The Roman Republic Republic to Empire Wars and Battles Roman Empire in England Barbarians Fall of Rome Cities and Engineering The City of Rome City of Pompeii The Colosseum Roman Baths Housing and Homes Roman Engineering Roman Numerals Daily Life Daily Life in Ancient Rome Life in the City Life in the Country Food and Cooking Clothing Family Life Slaves and Peasants Plebeians and Patricians Arts and Religion Ancient Roman Art Literature Roman Mythology Romulus and Remus The Arena and Entertainment People Augustus Julius Caesar Cicero Constantine the Great Gaius Marius Nero Spartacus the Gladiator Trajan Emperors of the Roman Empire Women of Rome Other Legacy of Rome The Roman Senate Roman Law Roman Army Glossary and Terms Ancient Rome was a powerful and important civilization that ruled much of Europe for nearly 1000 years.
The culture of Ancient Rome was spread throughout Europe during its rule.
The other was the Eastern Roman Empire and was ruled out of Constantinople (today's Istanbul in Turkey).
The Eastern Roman Empire would become known as Byzantium or the Byzantine Empire.
During the Ancient Ages the state religion of the Roman Empire was polytheistic, which the people of Rome had assumed from the Greek dieties, they changed thier name and acquired it as their religion.
In the Roman Empire same dieties were worshiped but under the different name in different parts of the Empire.
The Roman Republic Rome first grew into power as a Republic.
This meant that Rome's leaders, such as senators, were elected officials that served for a limited amount of time, not kings who were born into leadership and ruled for life.