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...Ancient Influences: A Discussion of the Roman Empires Contributions to Modern Society Due Introduction High rising, marble temples, white ivory, columns, embossed chariots, armored gladiators, and a pantheon of gods represented by the planetary bodies in the sky; all are images that can be attributed to the great Roman Empire of the ancient world. Ancient Rome is one of the most recognizable historical eras. People, even those with little historical knowledge, are familiar with the images, mythology, and famous figures, like Julius Caesar, that are associated with Rome. However, Rome’s...