|HOW THE ROMANS THOUGHT
The Romans weren't very original in their thinking. Almost all the components of the Roman Republic: democracy, philosophy, architecture, drama, literature were duplicates of Greek culture, which had spread throughout the known world. The Romans were fiercely patriotic and perceived themselves to be the greatest race to ever walk the earth; therefore, their true duty in life was to conquer the subdue the neighboring barbarian nations and introduce them to Roman ways. Romans stuck to their strengths: fighting, conquering, controlling, and organizing.
Stoicism was the prevailing philosophy among the Romans. Under the principle of Stoicim, humans must rid themselves of harmful emotions. This way, they will be able to handle any situation with a calm and cool approach. "Emotional detachment" also might be a good way to sum it up. Good Romans should never think of what was good for them, but what was good for Rome herself.
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