The Roman Empire ended nearly 2000 years ago but traces of it are all around us today. How do you see the influence of Roman art and culture in contemporary global society?
There is traces of the Roman Empire all round us! Most of their influence can be see in our federal buildings as well as our justice buildings. Like the Temple of Portunus’s pillars, our federal and judicial buildings have similar pillars in front of them. I believe this to be a symbol of how the Roman Empire took pride in showing their subjects that these buildings were magnificent and they did so by creating these large simple but complex pillars. It could also be interpreted that the pillars are the laws of the land that hold up society and inside the building is where judging and laws are created to keep the pillars standing.