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Culture and social values of a particular place are always undergoing changes since the people have new values and ideas Science and technology play an important role in everyday life These help us look at things in different ways and make the modern people wonder how our elders lived Technology was always present even when it least showed but even the smallest of advancements was necessary and with such help gave birth to the greatest civilizations of all times Rome The extent to which Roman culture and Roman institutions were eagerly adopted by the peoples of newly acquired provinces is remarkable even the Britons remote inhabitants of a semi-mythical island at the very edge of the known world adopted with great speed the cosmopolitan provincial culture of the Roman Empire In the earliest periods of Romanization much was probably due to social competition among the native people whose prestige might be enhanced by possessions or manners which might associate them with such a powerful and successful society as that of Rome This argument applies most convincingly to the less developed native societies of the west thus the upper classes of the Celtic peoples of Gaul and Britain even before Roman conquest measured their social success in terms of their access to wine from the Roman world and to the paraphernalia of wine-drinking British chieftains were buried with jars of imported wine and with the cups and mixing-bowls which formed part of the ritual of wine-drinking and their armour and weaponry were influenced by Roman technological development There was then a considerable taste for Roman material goods already established in some provinces even before they were drawn into the empire Once a province had become part of the empire and Romans were seen to be the dominant group it is probable that the desire to be associated with Roman ways and to seem to be Roman grew among the native people The Romans themselves were also
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