homework help: ancient Rome?
how did ancient Rome get it' resources such as marble or other building material
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Ancient Rome got its resources by traveling back in time through the DeLorean DMC-12, just like in the "Back to the Future" movie.Source(s): Fair & Balanced
- 1 decade ago
The Romans took use of the Resources the had of course nearby just like any other Empire would have. But what set the Romans apart is that they put more money into building a massive transportation network for the trading of foreign goods that any Empire ever had.
They Built a massive network of Roads that could transport goods quickly between provinces. It could also transport a Legion quickly as well.
They Built a large fleet of ocean going vessels to protect the roman seas and protect roman interest in resources transportation. These same ships could also quickly transport a roman army as well.
They also built the aqueducts, which would transport water from miles away into a nearby town. Allowing towns to become larger than ever before because of this type of plumbing.
The first roman roads might have been built in order to transport armies more quickly, but the Romans also understood that commerce would also benefit greatly from these roads.
And while roads had been built for thousands of years already, none yet like the Romans, that were cobble stoned and some still exhist to this day, like the Appian way in Rome.
And if you look at the US interstate highway program, it was orgiginally built for the army as well. In the 30s as an experiment an army convoy of trucks attempted a journey from the east coast to the west coast in order to simulate how long it would take a massive mechanized army to move if we were attacked. It took the convoy months.
Afterwords the Highway program which would not really be fully completed until the 50s would begin. But of course this same system also stimulates our interstate commerce...just like the Romans.Source(s): Minor In History
- Anonymous5 years ago
The Romans never had a written constitution, but their form of their government, especially from the time of the passage of the lex Hortensia (287 B.C.), roughly parallels the modern American division of executive, legislative, and judical branches, although the senate doesn't neatly fit any of these categories. What follows is a fairly traditional, Mommsenian reconstruction, though at this level of detail most of the facts (if not the significance of, e.g., the patrician/plebian distinction) are not too controversial. One should be aware, however, of the difficulties surrounding the understanding of forms of government (as well as most other issues) during the first two centuries of the Republic. The Legacy of Roman Government The Roman government was considered "bicameral" because it had two houses. The upper house consisted of the patricians in the senate, while the lower house was composed of plebeian tribunes. The Constitution of the United States organized the Congress in the same manner. Two senators represent each state. The Senate advises the President and confirms his appointments. Originally, the state governments chose the senators. About one hundred years ago, a group of Americans called "progressives" demanded that the people be allowed to vote directly for their senators. Voters amended the The U.S. Capitol is home to the American Senate and the House of Representatives.Constitution in 1913 to allow the direct election of senators. The people have always elected members to the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives. The Roman model of government is used in many nations. Canada’s legislative bodies are the Senate and the House of Commons. The Prime Minister, the head of Canada’s government, appoints members of the Canadian Senate. Great Britain has a similar bicameral legislature, but the upper house in Britain is called the House of Lords.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Much of the marble and limestone used in construction within the city of Rome came from nearby quarries. More exotic materials were shipped by sea from dependent provinces.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Marble was quarried from Italy itself. The Romans would make a water proof concrete using volcanic ash in the mixture. They also invented the common red brisk.
The Romans pretty much took resources from all over their empire; they imported Limestone from Gaul, fine sand was imported from Egypt for the Colosseum & other Arenas; just to name a few examples.
- Charles KLv 71 decade ago
How did ancient Rome get it' resources such as marble or other building material?The Roman Empire had many natural resources. They included rich mineral deposits in Spain and Britain, and marble quarries in Greece. There were also thick forests in Asia Minor
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/6524/anc... ---------Building Materials in Ancient Rome
The Romans used a wide variety of materials ranging from chalk and sand through to pozzolanic concrete. Debris and broken pottery would be mixed with mortar in order to fill wall sections. Pumice stone mixed with concrete in order to render it lighter and so on.
Their acquaintance and expertise with such a variety of materials was partly facilitated by the extent of the empire. Their use is what allowed them to achieve a considerable leap in construction and architecture. Having said this, it can also be said that for economic reasons the ancient Romans tended to resort to locally available materials wherever possible. Import and transport of construction materials was limited to the strictly necessary or items of high value luxury such as marble, if required.
The principal construction materials were: | Stone | Wood | Ceramics and Terracotta | Metal in Ancient Rome |
The use of Stone in Ancient Rome
Stone was clearly an important material for construction and the Romans were skilled in quarrying it and in using the different types of stone in different types of application. Marble would clearly be used to decorate surfaces, lime and sandstone would be used for pedestrian areas subjected to light wear whilst basaltic lava or granites would be employed for uses subjected to great stress.
The difference in these materials is not only in their relative brittleness and strength but also in other factors such as how porous and heavy they are. An interesting example of the use of stone is Alabaster which can be cut in thin translucent sheets which are capable of allowing light through whilst displaying a marble-like pattern. Alabaster applied as window panes can be still seen in a couple of the more ancient basilicas of Rome. It is worth remembering that a particular stone would be chosen not only in function of its functional properties but also in function of its appearance and overall contribution to the finished work. Where possible local materials would be used and expensive imported materials would generally be restricted for use in decoration.
As Roman dominions grew in size so too did their access to new local materials and in many cases these were used and depleted as happened with a variety of extremely precious marble varieties which are now "extinct" and only to be found as part of wall cladding or mosaics.More..................................
- NY LadyLv 51 decade ago
they mined it from many places in what is today italy. even today the best marble and stone is cut from mountainsides in italy. I believe that the Romans may have also made their own bricks, much like the egyptains, using straw and mud.
- 1 decade ago
through other countries nearby in trade
- Anonymous1 decade ago
ROME CAME TO ME THE 2ND of the city