The Roman Empire was one of great accomplishment, influence, and prestige. Their distinctive history, which spans from roughly 752 BC to 476 AD, has been analyzed, researched, and replicated by numerous societies and peoples. The Romans utilized a very unique and intricate language, Latin, that is a basis for many languages today. Their society was extremely diverse and consisted of interesting foods, lifestyles, and peoples. They were also quite advanced in the area of architecture and developed new types of columns and arches that continued to be used all over the world. Even their art, of which much has perished, still influences the world today. The Romans also developed a governmental system that was able to effectively rule a diverse and widespread group of people. In fact, through the research it becomes evident that Roman history, government, and culture continue to thrive... to resound with echoes in eternity.