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  • Roman Developments and CultureMr. KochWorld History AForest Lake High School

  • ReligionGods much the same as GreeksDifferent names

    - Zeus Jupiter

    - Hera Juno

    - Poseidon Neptune

  • LiteratureVirgils Aeneid heroic telling of Romes past

    Horace satires of Roman society

  • PhilosophyStoics emphasize duty / accepting ones fateAvoid passionate emotions Virtue of reason & harmony w/ natureSenecaEpictetusMarcus Aurelius

  • EngineeringHighly advanced Aqueducts, roads, bridges, etc.

  • Math / SciencePtolemy Earth is center of universe

    Galen emphasized experimentation, medical encyclopedia

  • Rule of LawInnocent until proven guilty; guilt must be clearAccused may face accuser & defend selfJudges interpret laws and make decisions

  • Circus MaximusChariot races, gladiator contests