In this essay I am going to discuss the expansion of the Roman Empire and the influence it has had on European archaeology. The expansion of the Roman Empire happened over many centuries, expanding through a large number of countries. I am going to give a short summary of the expansion of the Roman Empire and discuss when, where and how this expansion took place. The Roman Empire began when Octavius appointed himself ‘Augustus’, which means the first emperor, in 27 BC. Octavian
The Roman Empire is referenced as, as the 1954 guide, a time of engineering, but also as a time that contributed highly to “modern political administration and law”. The “Glory of the Renaissance” is characterized as a time with arts “still unsurpassed” and exploration that led to the discovery of the New World (PGI 1964 25). This guidebook is the first and only guidebook to go into detail about the time between the Renaissance period and WWI: the Italian Risorgimento. The Risorgimento was a movement who’s primary aim was to liberate and unite Italy after the Italian kingdom fell and was taken over by several different countries. History pertaining to either of the World Wars is limited to two small paragraphs of information, comprising of approximately ten percent of the historical content given in the guidebook.
One significant question arises from the discovery of the Necropolis: can this truly be considered the spot of Saint Peter’s tomb? The most important discovery associated with the excavations of the Necropolis was the “trophy of Gaius.” This monument, shaped like an aedicule – a temple – historically marks the graves of the apostles (“Necropolis ‘Scavi’ The Shrine of St Peter ‘Trophy of Gaius’”). In the present case, it would mark the tomb of Saint Peter. The Ecclesiastical History written by Eusebius writes the following: “But I can show the trophies of the apostles. For if you will go to the Vatican or to the Ostian way, you will find the trophies of those who laid the foundations of this church” (“Church History Book II”).
After maintain the function of a Mosque for 500 years, Turkey became a secular nation, and The Hagia Sophia became a museum to both Christianity and Islam. The patron of the Hagia Sophia is Justinian I. When Justinian rebuilt the church, he wanted it to stand as a symbol that Christianity trumps paganism. The building was very large, grand, and used remnants from other temples, columns and stones throughout the empire such as a medallion with the face of Medusa embedded in the walls of the Hagia Sophia, and bronze doors dating back to the second century BCE. Justinian utilized
In 1783, when Catherine the great annexed Crimea, it was in pursuit of a decidedly Roman dream: that of restoring the Byzantine empire. This also shows evidence that the Roman Empire is still alive because it had influence on other countries. Another way the Roman Empire lived on was through architecture. One nation such as the United States got some of their architectural from the Roman Empire. One example of this is we have a Senate and a Capitol Hill which, are both ideas we got and developed from the Roman Empire.
Michelangelo's subject inferred a previous knowledge of ancient culture. In this case, Bertoldo di Giovanni's bronze relief, The Equestrian Battle, inspired this unfinished, thirty-three by thirty-five inch marble masterpiece. Moreover, Battle of the Centaurs suggests Poliziano's lyrical
What America and its people have come to know as an image of their country all started with a pen, paper, and approval from Congress in 1790. The White House, which is the home of the president and Executive Branch, imitates America 's Greek and Roman ideology with its neoclassical architecture. Designed by the brilliant architectural mind of a young Irish immigrant James Hoban, the White House has stood roughly as the same building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. for 200 years. From the first presidents, to today 's president, the White House has been a location of the U.S. Capital responsible for countless historical decisions. With the amount of time that the White House has been around, its history tells the story that rivals the most entertaining in literature.
Ziggurats were important in ancient Mesopotamia. The tradition of building a ziggurat was started by the Sumerians. Ziggurats went up to be nearly 300 feet tall and 300 feet by 300 feet square at its base. Ziggurats showed that the city was dedicated to a god. At the very top of the ziggurat was a shrine to the god.
Does St. Stevens church demonstrate what Christopher Wren intended for the church that stands today? Christopher Wren was one of pioneering architects of the rebuilding of the London Churches after the great fire of London in 1666. However, before he was an architect he was a scientist, mathematician, an astronomer and had gathered interests in cosmology, mechanics, microscopy, surveying, medicine and meteorology. In this essay I will be looking at St. Stephens, a church he was commissioned to re-build/re-design and ask whether the way in which he wanted to deign St. Stephens according to writings on other churches of the time in London he was rebuilding, had gone to plan. Before the great London fire, he had been appointed architect of the new St Paul’s Cathedral.
If Humanism is the application of classical thought to intellectual and social culture, then it must be acknowledged that objectively there is an expression of humanism within the Florentine Chronicle. Towards the start of book eight, Villani addresses his reasons for writing the chronicle and alleges that he was directly inspired by the Roman jubilee of 1300 whereupon, “beholding the great and ancient things therein, and reading the stories and the great doings of the Romans, written by Virgil, and by Sallust, and by Lucan, and Titus Livius, and Valerius, and Paulus Orosius, and other masters of history” he saw the need for Florence to have a similar recorded history. Here, Villani has directly referenced his classical inspiration and intent