Roman Architecture Research Paper

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Mankind has always faced many natural obstacles, one of them being the harsh elements of the weather. In order to protect themselves, humans began to build shelters to keep warm and survive. This acted as the roots that gave rise to the industry of architecture. As time has passed and societies have come and gone, the advancements in architecture have continued to grow, but never again has there been a time more influential and lasting on architecture than the era of the Greeks and Romans. Their architectural achievements revolutionized modern architecture in a way that is still being used to this day. The architects that lived and worked during the time of the Greeks and Romans created many of the most recognizable structures in the Ancient …show more content…

The bath houses used arches, domes and vaults to make them both aesthetically beautiful and to work as functional spaces. The Romans also made spectacular private homes for those who could afford them, and designed and built innovative apartment type buildings for those who couldn’t afford a private residence. As with the Greeks, the Temples of Rome were a great architectural achievement. These temples are a significant source of their architectural history and still today are some of the most visible remains from their culture. Unlike the Greeks who believed in having an equal emphasis in their design on all sides of their temples, the Romans put the emphasis on the front of their buildings. One of the most well known achievements from the Roman Empire was their theaters and amphitheaters. The theaters were inspired by the Greeks, but the Romans adjusted the design and added additional decorations to their theaters. The amphitheater was a new idea with no architectural precedent from the Greeks. The Coliseum, the largest and most famous fully enclosed amphitheater, was just one example of this style of amphitheater. During the time they would have been seen all throughout the empire and were built so well that parts of the Coliseum are still standing

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