FINDING INFORMATION ON ROME'S LEGACY TO WESTERN CIVILIZATION
Discussion of Rome's wide-reaching legacy to Western civilization can be found in books by searching in OSCAR, the library's catalog, under the following subjects:
Rome -- Civilization -- Influence
Civilization, Classical -- Influence
Civilization, Western -- Roman influences
Civilization, Modern -- Roman influences
Europe -- Civilization -- Roman influences
In addition, searching the words "Roman influences" alone will bring up many areas of influence with a narrower focus, such as "Art, Renaissance -- Roman influences," "English literature -- Roman influences," "Law -- Louisiana -- Roman influences," and so forth.
Finally, searching for books on a specific field to which the Romans made major contributions will often turn up historical surveys that discuss their achievements and their influence in later times. For example, books on "Aqueducts -- Italy -- Rome" and "Water supply -- Italy -- Rome" can lead to more general surveys on "Water-supply engineering -- History."