Roman Architecture

By Amanda Hollingsworth 1B

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Rome

Rome can be found in the middle east in Italy. Rome is known to be very 'hilly'.

The early settlers were successful Latin farmers and traders, but stories say that the city was founded by Romulus, one of the twin boys who are thought to be sons of Mars, the Roman god of War. The other twin was Remus, who Romulus murdered because of an argument about the new city.

Colosseum

The Colosseum was a large arena used for blood sporting events. This arena was built in 70 AD by Emperor Vespasian Titus

Baths of Caracalla

The Baths of Caracalla were one of the most magnificent baths and was built for Emperor Caracalla (hence the name) and between 212 and 217 B.C.

Pantheon

The pantheon was a temple used to worship pagan Roman gods. This building was built between 118 and 125 AD for Emperor Hadrian.

Roman Roads

The Roman Roads were built in very good quality for the Roman troops and traders transportation.

Trajan’s Column

Trajan's Column was the most impressive tower in the world, and had writings all round it that told the story of his victory in the Dacian wars. This column was built by Trajan in 113 AD.

Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus was used for Rome's most popular sport: Chariot Racing. This building was strategically shaped as an oval for the convenience of the events that took place there. Circus Maximus was built in the 6th century B.C.E by Emperor Trajan.

Catacombs

Roman catacombs were used as tunnels and tombs, some being the oldest and largest catacombs in the world. Many were controlled by stubborn Catholic churches who only allowed you to visit if you were given permission by the Vatican. Roman Catacombs were built by Christians who needed private areas for worship.

Forum

The Roman Forum was the central area of the city. The Forum held some of the most important building, such as the Arch of Septimius Severus. This area was designed by Vitruvius, an architect and built by Julius Caesar and Marcus Portius Cato.

Aqueducts

The Roman aqueducts were highly advanced waterway systems and are one of the greatest achievements in ancient history. Emperor Trajan built these magnificent systems.

Bibliography

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