How Did Architecture Influence Roman Architecture

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The Romans were a great empire and have changed the way architecture is today. When they first started they were greatly influenced by the Greek’s. Over time they took the Greek’s methods and techniques and refined them making them better and making them their own. Through the Romans long refining process of the Greek 's methods the Romans have made architecture what it is today. The Romans methods are still used today to make lots of buildings and houses and will be used for centuries to come.
The Romans were great architects compared to other nations back in their time. They mainly copied greek designs of building, materials, and techniques when they first started out and they slowly refined their own techniques, materials, and building designs. When the Romans first started out long before concrete made its appearance on the building scene in Rome the Romans utilized a volcanic stone native to Italy called tufa to construct their buildings (Hays). Although tufa never went out of use travertine began to be utilized in the late
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The baths houses generally opened around lunchtime until dusk. Baths were also accessible to all both the rich and the poor the entrance fee was usually a mere two denarii. Sometimes on occasions such as public holidays people were free to enter and bathe. The baths typically featured a changing room, exercise rooms, an open air swimming pool, superheated dry and wet sweating rooms, a hot room heated and with a hot water pool and a separate basin on a stand, a warm room indirectly heated and with a tepid pool, a cold room unheated and with a cold water basin often monumental in size and domed it was the heart of the baths complex, and rooms for massage and other health treatments (Cartwright). Additional facilities could include cold water plunge baths, private baths, toilets, libraries, lecture halls, fountains, and outdoor gardens
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