ha ha the ancient … ha ha the ancient civilization that was located in what we call china is the same civilization as the modern nation in china? you are putting too much emphasis on words. just because we use the word ‘china’ for the area doesn’t mean that the modern chinese civilization is a continuation of what we call ‘ancient china’ any more than modern europe is a continuation of ancient rome. ‘roman’ and ‘chinese’ are not original names. ancient rome’s influence is as much alive as ancient china’s influence
The Han Dynasty … The Han Dynasty began later than Rome and Ended earlier. Nearly all European languages have some sort of Latin Influence. The Roman Empire’s adoption of Christianity ensured the lasting influence. The Han Dynasty that was contemporary to Rome began in 200 B.C.E and ended in 200 A.D. Roman Civilization began in 500 B.C.E and ended in 476 A.D, or objectively 1456 A.D, depending on what you consider the Byzantine Empire.
Well to compare … Well to compare China and Rome one simple way is to see that Chinese people are still posting on youtube, but do you see any Romans posting on youtube? you can say western civilization pays homage to Rome, but does anyone actually see themselves at Roman? Romans built a great empire, but they lacked the culture to keep that empire unified and continuous.
To speak of China … To speak of China you must remember that where Rome fell, China did not. Where Rome’s people disintegrated into different nations, The Chinese did not. The continued longevity of China and its people is a testament to the success of Chinese culture and governance. We were there at the beginning, and we are still here. Chinese civilization is the ONLY, civilization to survive from the times of antiquity.
well look at it … well look at it this way: Rome combined many different cultures where as china, macedon and persia only brought together similar ppl. Yes, china had a huge empire but it’s gov’t was very inefficient compared to that of Rome’s. Rome’s influenced can still be felt till this very day. The world’s strongest nations have governments similar to that of Rome’s.
roman empire was … roman empire was the first super power.alexanders empire didnt last long,
persian empire was lasted 200years but
roman empire was lasted 400years,and chinese empires was super power in far east Asia yet they cant reach europe or africa.During the ancient times,mediterrnean world is THE WORLD ITSELF for greeks.the roman empire conquered every parts of mediterrnean coastal land.and it lasted over 400years.
after fall of western roman empire,western europe fougt endlessly to follow roman glory
It is brutal world … It is brutal world today, in the past if you where making wine you did not feel the violence at the war front. Did you feel the conflicts in Africa or Faluja in the past 10 years. No, but it is happening.
Romans had plumbing … Romans had plumbing, currency,…. what the heck happened? Parts of England didn’t have plumbing until 50 years ago? I guess I’ll learn something in the next 4 hours!! Will it answer my question though?
actually were all … actually were all decended from rome in the sense that roman history impacts almost every aspect of western history, without rome there would be no christianity because jesus would’nt have been killed, western europeans were still very primative before being part of the roman empire, and who knows,maybe it would have been china that colonized the americas instead of europe,they might have been brutal,but it was a very brutal world in those times,without them many of us would not exist