Roman Epoch Quotes


  • The Romans had the insight to take from their subjugated peoples devices and accomplishments which the could adapt to their own purposes.
  • The Romans even appropriated Greek gods and added them to their own roster.
  • With the round arch, they were able to build the aqueducts which still carry a plentiful supply of water from the Apennine Mountains into Rome.
  • Emperor Constantine moved the capital of the empire to Byzantium to escape the remains of the paegan culture.
  • He (Vergil) employed the same verse form which Homer had used, the dactylic hexameter.

    Hadas "The Romans"

  • Into this she infused the many cultural and technical achievements of other peoples which she assimilated, preserved, and universalized.
  • Rome transformed a fragmented world into a single community.
  • ...The roads which tied the empire together.
  • Rituals served at times the very useful purpose of bridging the gap between ideal behavior and practical necessity.

    Barrow "The Old Ways"

  • A chain of mysterious power links the family from generation to generation.

    The Age and Its Art

  • The Romans had a terrific knack for organization, illustrated by the complex plan of the Roman Forum.
  • The Romans readily adopted anything that struck their fancy.
  • Time and time again the Romans consciously returned to their acknowledged masters in the field of art and culture.
  • To cope with the increasing turmoil, generals, rather than aristocrats, became more and more powerful public figures.


  • For the present, endure to dwell in the place wherein He has assigned you and your post.
  • For what is man? A part of a city: first of the city of Gods and Men; next. Of that which rank nearest it, a miniature of the universal city.
  • If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit.

    Marcus Aurelius

  • For we are made for cooperation.
  • Take away your opinion, and then there is taken away the complaint.
  • I am rising to the work of a human being.
  • Nothing happens to any man which he is not formed by nature to bear.

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