Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture

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Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture

Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture

SOL: 3.1 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, government (direct and representative democracy), and sports.

Roman Arches

The Romans utilized arches in their architecture. They also invented concrete.

This is a Roman victory arch.

This is an aqueduct. It was used to transport water.

Greek Columns

The Doric columns are the most plain.The Ionic columns are famous for their scrolls.The Corinthian columns are the most elaborate.

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece has doric columns.

This is the Roman Colosseum.

Simpson Library at the University of Mary Washington is an example of modern architecture that mimics Greco-Roman style.


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