From 30 B.C. until A.D. 180 Rome enjoyed a period of peace and prosperity. This time period is referred to by historians as the Pax Romana, or Roman Peace.
This 200 year period of peace and stability allowed the Roman Empire to achieve new heights in technology, agriculture, science, and the arts. The Roman Empire was a very civilized place during this time, and life was generally comfortable and good.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Fingerprinting was in use in China as a means of identifying people as early as A.D. 700.