Rome's Greatest Accomplishment

Isoroku295

Ad Honorem
Jan 2009
8,488
In the Past
Not including: creating the Empire, or lasting so long.


So which is it? Hadrians Wall? The First Bridge over the Danube? The Road system? or what ever else?
 
Nov 2010
7,890
Border of GA and AL
Road System seems to be a good contender along with Roman Law and it's inspiration of the Civil Law.
 
Mar 2011
845
I agree with the above, Roman Law and the Republican System, but I would also add to that the Roman Church and the Latin Alphabet, if we're talking about lasting legacy of Roman Empire. Come to think of it, I'd probably also add the modern calendar to the list, given that the Gregorian calendar is just a small modification of the Julian calendar instituted by Julius Caesar.

OTOH, if we're just talking about achievements limited to the actual Roman rule, then I would have to say its network of roads and aqueducts. If we're limited to just one particular thing or object, then I would probably choose the Pantheon.
 
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Nov 2010
1,681
Londinium
It's an age old question...

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso"]YouTube - ‪What have the Romans ever done for us‬‏[/ame]

I'll go for wine. Easily Rome's greatest accomplishment.