Some of the most important Roman contributions to the world include the Latin language, which is the basis of many modern languages, the alphabet, the basic laws that are the basis of modern law, the calendar, the developments in architecture and more. The Roman Empire set the basis of the modern Western civilization and had an impact on its development in numerous ways.
The Julian calendar introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC is still in use today. Some of the Roman architectural innovations that influenced future civilizations include concrete, aqueducts and arches. The Corpus Juri Civilis established by Emperor Justinian in the sixth century AD is the basis of most modern legal concepts.