Ancient Rome made a variety of contributions to modern day society including allowing Christianity to spread throughout western civilization and forming the basis for democracy. Ancient Rome also provided an architectural influence with the dome and uses for the arch, which is prevalent in stadiums and public buildings.
Rome was large and unified in nature, which allowed for ideas to spread quickly and freely. It was a place where a variety of cultures and customs came together to further cultural dispersion. Rome also was a major contributor to the Roman alphabet, the Latin language, the legal system and the current names for the months of the year.