What are some examples of technology developed in Ancient Rome?

Concrete.  The Romans used it in innovative ways.  They were good at developing arches and other sorts of building.  The aqueducts relied upon keystone arches.  The Pantheon of Marcus Agrippa on the Campus Martius is a coffered concrete dome, one of the best preserved buildings

What are some interesting facts about Roman culture?

Roman culture changed a lot, from early republic, through the fall of the republic and the rise of the empire, through later generations and the decline of the empire.You can see this change in naming conventions. Normally the first male son would take the father's name. So they added first

How clean were ancient roman swimming pools?

That depends on how often the bath water were renewed by the slaves in charge of cleaning the pools : if you were rich enough you might have had a somewhat clean private bath (there were about 900 of those at the peak of the Roman Empire) but as Zeenah Iskander explained

Roman Empire: What would the world be like today if Rome had never fallen?

It is difficult to imagine a world in which Rome would not fall. Rome was essentially unstable, as all ancient empires and as, God forbid it, all contemporary ones too. For those of you who don't remember, it was a gold-thirsty empire

Was the old Roman Empire evil?

There's an interesting side question as to how well you can apply the concept to something so big and old as an empire that lasted more than a thousand years and stretched from Scotland to Armenia.  That includes a lot of different sets of people

What are some common misconceptions about the Roman Empire that most people don't know?

As the world turns and the ages are passing by, we know more and more about the ancient Romans. There are always new things to learn, but there is also information which happens to be incorrect due the increasing amount of research and knowledge we have about the enemies of Asterix and Obelix!

What is the biggest misconception we have about common life in Rome during the Roman Empire?

That most Romans went to school and that Romans spoke Latin.Whe we think of ancient Rome, we have in mind a society where children went to school and learnt to read and write Latin, read the classics, learnt to count and studied law,

Why was freeing slaves so common in the Roman Empire?

Even when a slave was freed, it did not free them from obligations to their former master. Freeing slaves would help you build a network of freedmen clientes, who would often continue to help out with their master's work or help run a campaign for them if they ran

Why was the Roman Empire so successful?

Two things.Her core values (both internally and in foreign affairs) and her geographical position. But mostly the former.Yes, the Romans were brilliant at engineering infrastructure, warfare, trade and all that. But so were the Athenians and the Carthaginians. Why then did Rome, first