Roman Architecture

By: Brittany Quiring

Greek Architecture Influenced Roman Architecture


Rectangular Buildings

Romans Developed Their Own Curved Forms:

The Arch

  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Romans didn't create it, but perfected it
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The Vault

  • Arched roofs
  • Spanned vast interior spaces of building
  • No longer needed columns to hold roofs
  • Picture below is of the Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius
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The Dome

  • Enabled roofing of large public spaces
  • Romans relied on it (used it a lot)
  • Picture below is of the Pantheon
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Roman's Use Of Concrete


  • Strong
  • Flexible
  • Convenience
  • Low cost compared to other building supplies
  • Made arch, vault, and dome, easier to build
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Romans Had Amazing Engineering Skills

Roman Temples

Roman Amphitheaters


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Roman Public Baths

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Roman Architecture Influenced Our Architecture

Washington D.C.

  • City is based on Roman city planning
  • Capital Buildings look like Roman models
  • The picture below is of the United States Capital Dome
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Architecture of Ancient Rome



World History Textbook, by Jackson J. Spelvogel, Copyright 2010

World Book Volume 16 Q-R, World Book Inc., Copyright 2004


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