The Colosseum In the first century AD, the Roman Emperor Vespasian decided that Rome needed a stadium that would not only satisfy the crowds, but also convince the magnitude that Rome had become a power to be reckoned with. He wanted them to know that Rome now again had strong and unquestionable power in the world after the strong and bitter civil war it had recently gone through. His idea was to create an amphitheater. This theater, named the Flavian Amphitheater, earned a reputation as the greatest and deadliest structure ever built during the Roman Empire. The Roman people found their greatest entertainment at public gladiatorial combats.
These ideas and works are still being used today in our society in some of the most influential buildings of our time. The Romans were a very creative society that worked to build greater and more magnificent things than had ever been built before. The ancient Roman’s ideas on architecture gave us advancements like the arch, the dome, and magnificent road works while also creating great buildings the like the Aqueducts, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon. The Romans created many things when they were building the structures of their time period. One of the most important things they created was the arch.
Situated in the center of Rome for nearly 2 millenniums, the Colosseum is a remarkable example of the power, genius and ruthlessness of the Roman Empire. Built solely for the purpose of entertaining the public in the most brutal way, the building illustrates the unscrupulous nature of the Ancient Roman culture and stands as an immortal representation of the time period. It is an undoubtedly unique architectural monument and engineering achievement second to none, combining the advanced Roman building technique and pure esthetics that take your breath away. Dominating the Flavian period of Rome the building also represents the Roman organizational ability. Throughout the years the Colosseum served as inspiration to a number of engineers and
The Most Powerful City in the World Rome is the powerful city in the world and is most notable for its majestic land. Rome has the most eye appealing architectural structures and the most well trained militias throughout history. Rome has the ability to draw in people by the millions with the beauty of the land and well developed militias that armies today can only dream of becoming. Rome has become the model city that many cities aspire to become. Many would define Rome as the most powerful city in the world, especially when comparing the two elements of architecture and war.
The Circus Maximus is truly one of the great works of the Roman civilization. The sheer size and scale of the building is impressive even by modern standards. It is even more impressive considering the time period in which it was built. The uses the Romans had for the Circus Maximus is also quite interesting. Ranging from short religious ceremonies to grand celebrations over the course of many days to basic entertainment, the amount of use the Romans had for the Circus Maximus is amazing.
The Pantheon The Pantheon was originally commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) it was then rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian c.125. The Pantheon is one of the most influential architectural designs in history, its pediment, pillars and dome are it most copied elements and their influence can be seen in building all over the world. From the front the building looks like a lintel and post style build, but it is actually a circular building. If you approached the Pantheon when it was originally built you would have approached through a colonnade that would have hidden the barrel shaped of the main part of the building. When looking at the Pantheon from the front you see the traditional architectural design of the time, for a grand building, the pillars and the pediment.
Roman Architecture Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the city of Rome grew, prospered, and developed into a thriving Republic. As in most cultures, Rome's buildings became more elaborate and impressive. They developed fantastic building technologies and ideas. The feats of Roman engineers were groundbreaking, and many structures built by this culture still stand today. With knowledge borrowed from the Greeks, Rome made impressive architectural achievements, these were namely major attributes of buildings, colossal structures, and a legacy that would influence later buildings (Cornell and Matthews 11).
The Colosseum which is originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is a magnificent feature of the Roman Empire. It is also one of the most significant and famous wonders of the world because of its impressive ancient architecture. The Colosseum was the theatre of the Roman Empire and it was the largest building during the ancient era. The Colosseum was built by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and the construction was completed in 80 AD by Titus, Emperor Vespasian’s son. The length and width of the Colosseum are 615 feet and 510 feet respectively and the height is 159 feet.
They knew what was to come; some of them were slaves others criminals, a few were free men who fought because that is what they knew and understood. They were the entertainment that fed the bloodlust of the mob. They were participants in the Roman version of today’s ultimate sports and entertainment package. The Super Bowl, the World Series of their times, wrapped up with Ed McMahons the owner of the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise of over the top theatrics and the butchery of public executions. The gladiatorial events of the Roman games were the ultimate culmination of violence and excitement that will hopefully never be seen again.
have influenced the architecture of the past two millennia” (Architecture). The Greeks were brilliant in many things, but Rome 's brilliant architectural, organizational and engineering feats that make them stand out among the ancient peoples (10 Cool), advancing