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In many modern books written about Ancient Rome and its people The Romans are often portrayed as brutal and unforgiving people who enjoy violence and though it is amusing to see people being injured and killed to the point of obsession It is my goal to establish wheather this classification is justified or if it is simply an exaggeration of what a small group of people enjoy While it is known that in Rome there were gladiator fights public beatings and slavery was legal and common It is also important to understand just how advanced the Romans were The Longman Dictonary of the English Language Defines civilized as of or being peoples of a nation in a state of civilization I think that by this definition the Romans were civilized the educated being able to write and detailed records being kept by many historians The Romans also had written laws and government including an assembly for the poorer classes In fact Their system of law was actually quite advanced even if it was designed to help the rich The idea was accepted that a mans intentions ought to be taken into account and there was less importance attached to what he did and what he meant to do The next thing to become established was the notion that all men must be treated equally This way of thinking was very advanced and not barbaric or uncivilized at all in fact the same notion that all men should be treated equally was not established in America and other countries for many years to come It is know common knowledge that in Ancient Rome people often attended and enjoyed gladiator fights to the death wild beast hunts naval battles and chariot racing all of which often had religious origins During the reign of Caesar thousands of men and animals were butchered just to make a Roman holiday The Romans Also enjoyed pantomimes and plays which
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