Legacies: Roman, Greeks, and Hebrews


In the ancient days, when culture, as well as civilizations were
developing, many things came to be known as options for later cultures.
Civilizations had different ways of doing things and therefore each of their
cultures differed considerably. The Romans, the Greeks and the Hebrews all
presented different legacies to the world.

The Romans actually gave a legacy from their political, and economic
systems. From the political system they gave us two forms of working government.
There was the republic, which was made up of a senate, two assemblies, and
consuls. They also had many forms of a dictatorship. The dictatorship was made
of a dictator, who had complete control over the people, because the dictator
usually controlled the army. From the Romans economic system, we gained their
great knowledge of architecture. The Romans were great builders and put the arch
to much use.

The Greeks gave us one of the first forms of democracy, and a well
developed navy. Athens, one of the most powerful city-states in Greece had a
form of government called a direct-democracy, which is where the citizens
directly interact with government affairs. The other legacy of the Greeks was
their Navy. The navy was mostly utilized by Athens in their struggle against
Sparta. It served as a useful way to fight and transport armies across seas.

The main legacy of the Hebrews was religion. They brought in the idea of
monotheism which is still used today in religions such as Christianity and
Judaism. The Hebrews governement was very much based on religion and the laws
passed to them by God. The Ten Commandments were passed to the Hebrews by God,
and those were the laws that they followed.

These three civilizations passed down many legacies, some of which are
still used today. These legacies are important because they focus on the three
aspects of every society. The political aspect, the social aspect, and the
economic aspect of society. It is important that as civilizations continue to
come across new findings, that these are passed down, so that technology can
continue to advance.

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