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The Romans in Britain:
The object of the present text is to discuss the Roman’s society organization, in particular aspects of civilization that the Romans bring with them and principal aspects of this population.
To begin with, the Roman invasion of Britain was the most significant event ever that happened to the British island, indeed they did not conquered the whole British island.
The key point to note is that the Romans’s society was based on commerce, administration and politics, yet perhaps Rome’s most important legacy was not roads or agriculture or language but that British inhabitants, that followed them, were striving to be Roman.
Firstly, talking about commerce, the Romans built many roads and wall in Britain to defend themselves from enemies warriors: the most important build was “Hadrian’s Wall”, a fortification and customs barrier from the east coast to the west coast. This amazing wall was construed after a visit by Roman Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD.
I am strongly in favor of the administrative part of the Roman’s society: they firstly, in 43 AD conquered London, indeed they built a bridge named London bridge across the River Thames, it was the central point of the new network of roads; after that they settled in the north of the bridge, in a territory named “Londinium” that quickly became important because it was the centre of commerce and of many roads.
They had an administrative organization to protect themselves from fights and keep the territory under control.
However, if on one hand the society seemed to have to many strengths, it had a big weak point that was the unification of society: the Romans established special towns as settlements for retired soldiers, this is one of the main reasons for which Roman society has lapsed, they did not want to unify their soldiers with the rest of the city.
Furthermore, they had a capillary organization of towns: the centre of Roman town was the forum or civic centre, from it they were passed to the basilica or town hall; after that there was a courts of justice, used for merchants’ assemblies and finally they had public baths used for treatment or as meeting points for the population.
Last but not least was religion, indeed they wanted to unificate the whole populations: both Rome and Britain had polytheistic religion, in which gods could be propitiated at many levels, but the Romans hadn’t no problem in combining British with their own gods. Another thing was that Costantine scrawled the Christ symbol of Christianity and made Christianity the official religion of the Roman empire.
Talking the above into consideration, the Romans had few negative points, which had dissolved society, but in the other hand most of the Roman society was based on various strengths, which had kept the population together for a long time.