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What have the Romans done for us?
Apart from the basics such as hygenes, roads, education and public order, the Romans have done a lot of stuff for us such as:
Roman authors had followed the Greek authors, often writing in Greek style. The rich had supported these writers. A lot of famous writers such as Shakespeare, Robert Graves, Milton, Dante and James Joyce were all influenced by the Roman times and such.
Since the Renaissance, art was a rebirth in interest of classical art. as well as the architecture. Pictures of emperors on sculptures and coins has show powerful images to society and has influenced many people.
The style of the Roman buildings were based on the Greek architecture through the usage of archs and pillars. Since the Renaissance, these buildings are increasingly more popular and are still standing today. That is how good the Roman architecture was.
Our common language, English, is mixed up of all different languages including Latin. Some of the Latin words are used directly, whilst others are alternated. Still, the influences of Roman can be seen in our language.