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).
And the aqueducts are so well built that they are still in use today, like the roads. Romans built the first road on Earth; they are built with wide and heavy stone blocks, dirt or gravel and flagstones. They are in such a great shape that even now, comparing them to th... ... middle of paper ... ...ere decided by the patricians. The Romans Empire is one of the most civilized societies the world had ever witnessed. And the empire presented their great civilization with their architectural engineering techniques, advanced science and technology and their democratic governance.
The Oval Office is a great example of this as its design was possible by the Roman’s design of the Pantheon (Oval Office) (Pantheon. )The Pantheon also influenced the other side of the white house. With its semi circle shape and supporting columns around its outer edge its no surprise it too came from greco-roman architecture (White House A). The columns can be labeled as from the Ionic order by their capitals, similarly to the other side of the white house (White House A). There are more major government buildings that use the formulas of the Greeks and
In conclusion, Roman architecture and engineering contributed much to Rome’s development and power as an empire. Architecture displayed an immense amount of workmanship as well as innovation. This is seen through Rome engineers as they created the concept of concrete, the aqueducts, and the luxurious Roman baths. Roman’s were clearly superior in the ancient world because they are seen as pioneers in the world of hydraulics and architecture. Roman engineers were able to pay attention to minor details, that in the end made them so successful.
Given their new found knowledge and influences from Greek and Phoenician cultures they were able to implement some ideas into their own stately figures that reflect their lifestyle. It was then that Roman architecture flourished throughout the Empire and Pax Romana century (Trueman). Their architectural designs resembled a wealthy lifestyle. A... ... middle of paper ... ...em a powerful city because it impacted the lives of people around the glove for centuries. The major component that makes a city “Great” is the power that they have.
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.
The many statue and sculptures of the gods nearly match the beauty of the temples. The bronze statue of Athena inside of the Propylaea is one of the largest and most famous of the statues in the Acropolis. All of the sculptures have a meaning. This could either be a portrayal of a god or goddess or of moments in Greek history. CONCLUSION The Acropolis in Athens is the site of one of the greatest architectural achievements in the history of mankind.
Many techniques that the Romans invented and perfected are still in use today and many ruins of Rome's great architectural advancement still exists today. Some of the things created by the Romans are as simple as road and arches up to complex systems of the hypocaust and the aqueducts. The Colosseum, which is still admired today, is one of the greatest architecture’s example of the Romans. Although the modern architecture of today is advanced compared to the past, the two are still very similar as a lot of the ideas from which buildings are created today, have their foundations on past examples. Roman architecture laid the basis and influenced modern architecture thanks to Roman's creations, which range from basic structures like walls, columns, and arches to systems like aqueducts and hypocaust leading up to houses, temples, bathhouses and amphitheaters (as impressive as the Colosseum).
Clearly states that Romans had applied comprehensive methods and guidelines in constructing new architectures. Because of this impeccable mentality, the Romans architectures have flourished to the modern world. Many countries in the world have based their public structures such as basilicas, libraries, universities, monuments, courthouses, and more. In order to understand how Roman architecture has influenced the modern world, we must first understand its history and innovations throughout the lifespan of its empire. We have already learned that the beginning of Rome’s originals foundations was a collaboration of designers and engineers from a variety of different cultures.
Their architecture was exemplified in the design of some of their structural columns, such as the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles. Some of the famous Greek buildings/designs include the Parthenon and the amphitheater on the Acropol... ... middle of paper ... ...thrived in rich culture and material riches for their leaders. From the Ancient Greeks’ architecture to Ancient Egyptians’ hieroglyphics to Ancient Indians’ religions these civilizations engineered, designed, and defined culture. Their willingness to provide for their people with wealth made them strong, but their willingness to enhance their people’s lives made them unstoppable. These cultures were highly developed.