"David" was created at some time between 1501 and 1504, as the exact time date is not known. David completely models the ancient Greek sculpture style. It is a passed down art form from ancient Greece. "David" is a remnant of not only the Italian Renaissance but also a relic showing how Greek sculpting culture was long-lived. Discobolus and David have many similarities.
Amidst the gondolas and waterways of Venice, Italy lies an iconic and historic center of worship. Saint Mark’s Basilica, built over a thirty- one year span from 1063 to 1094, has been used for Roman Catholic mass services for almost 1,000 years. Home to extensive mosaics and stunning architecture, Saint Mark’s Basilica stands as a testament to the splendor and religious importance of the eleventh century. The complex architecture of Saint Mark’s Basilica blends techniques from three different cultures/ eras. One can identify elements of both Byzantine, Gothic, and Italian architecture in Saint Mark’s Basilica (San Marco Basilica).
Introduction: The Two Buildings; Parthenon in Athens and Pantheon in Rome are both classical heritage of the former world powers. Both buildings were temple built and dedicated to the gods of Athens and Romans. The excellent strength and the durability of these temples are unimaginable. Going by the length of time that these buildings have been in existence, one cannot but admires the brilliance of the ancient Greek and Roman architects for such excellent edifices that have outlived many generations, and yet remain a symbol of ancient Greek and Roman history. In this piece of work, it is essential to compare the two buildings while systematically considering their similarities and differences that have memorialized their existence until now.
It is otherwise called Sancta Sophia in Latin and Ayasofya in Turkish. Former church, at that point later a mosque, and now a historical centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The temple is a living masterpiece still standing as it once did hundreds of years ago. Records say the first to build it was Emperor Constantius, but after the temple was destroyed in 532, Emperor Justinian sought to build a new church. His goal was to build the greatest church to ever.
It is the largest mosque in the city. The Süleymaniye Mosque built on the order of Sultan Süleyman to Architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558 [ ]. This complex called the Süleymaniye has Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It combines tall, slender minarets with large domed buildings supported by half domes in the style of the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia [ ].
Abstract The Hadrianic Baths is one of the most important archaeological sites in Leptis Magna- Libya. It was built at the command of Emperor Hadrian in the early 2nd century CE; they represent some of the most lavish structures of Leptis Magna. It is unique in design and building technique. It was built of limestone, marble and brick. This paper mainly describes the deterioration of marble.
Both the Greek and the Roman architecture inspired the cultures and architects until these days due to the diverse meaning they carry and symbolize in astonishing ways through the different orders, columns, roofs, friezes, and domes. The Parthenon in Athens and the Pantheon in Rome depict the splendor of these two cultures. Starting with the Parthenon, it was completely constructed in 432 B.C.E by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates to honor the Athen’s patron deity, Athena, and to house her statue. It is rectangular and consisted of a series of Doric columns. However, it is a mixture of the Doric and Ionic orders.
These Hellenistic influence in Rome could be seen in their art, literature, religion, and philosophy. 1. Art. Roman art was dependent on Greek inspiration (Duiker and Spielvogel, 2014). They shared the same taste in statues, sculptures, and paintings.
The asylia decree enacted by the city in 243 BCE upon the Asclepius sanctuary in Cos mentioning Archegeteion which means “sanctuary of the founders” most likely refers to Cassander who founded the city and named it after himself. (expand) This would have been reinforced by Cassander who was seeking power in Macedonia and would have welcomed divine honours as support to his claim and power. Also in Kassandreia a few years following its founding paid divine honours to Lysimachos while he was still alive which can be proved by two inscriptions dating from 287 and 281 BCE which mention a “priest of Lysimachos.” Kassandreia is also the only city known to have paid a royal cult to a queen, in years following the foundation of the cult to Lysimachos a festival by the name of Eurydikea was celebrated. This is due to the liberation of the city by Erudike from king Ptolemy Caeranus. One of the first instances of a city giving divine honours to one of the successors of Alexander the Great is that of the city of Skepsis to Antigonos in 311 BCE.
Colosseum Architecture Arthur Erickson once said, “Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology, relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.” That notion is certainly apparent once one takes a glimpse at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is placed in the heart of the city. Only fitting, because with its divinity in architecture one can truly see how much this monument represented Roman culture during its time. The development of the Colosseum initially began around 70 A.D under the ruling of Emperor Vespasian. When Emperor Vespasian passed away in 79 A.D, Titus, his son, completed the Colosseum in 80 A.D (“Ancient Roman Colosseum in Rome”).