Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the city of Rome grew, prospered, and developed into a thriving Republic; the feats of Roman engineers were spectacular, and many structures built by this culture still stand today. As in most cultures, Rome’s buildings became more elaborate and impressive...
Today was the opening ceremony for the Palace for Nero our emperor. This extravagant palace was built out of brick and concrete in the very spot where downtown Rome was burned down. Some citizens are not happy with the emperor some even have come up with conspiracy theories on how and why the fire started...
there have been numerous factors that have influenced the development of western architecture. The most influential factor of classical architecture was humanism. The ideology of humanism is an attitude centered chiefly in the values, interests, and potential of human beings (Webster's II New Riverside...
the history of our planet and many have affected current day social order, but none so much as ancient Rome. American and Europe, western society, share a somewhat similar government as to Rome's astounding one and the certain "doggedness" that was viewed as a Roman virtue might easily be seen in the children...
social and economic standings. As Rome evolved from its early days into Republican Rome, and finally into Imperial Rome, the growing giant developed new methods of building, improving and creating as it went. The architecture itself was the most important thing Rome left behind. The skillful techniques...
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Main articles: History of Rome and Timeline of Rome history
Main article: Founding of Rome
There is archaeological evidence of human occupation of the Rome area
from approximately 14,000 years ago, but the dense layer of much younger
The Legend of Rome
Romulus and Remus
Romulus and Remus were twin brothers. Their father was Mars, the God of War, their mother was Rhea Silvia, a vestal virgin and daughter of the King, Numitor. Numitor's brother, Amulius, had taken the throne from him and had forced Rhea Silvia to become a vestal...
empire, or just the city of Rome and Italy. There are more facts that point toward Roman rule benefiting the whole empire, not just Rome and Italy. The roads built throughout the empire were an advantage to everyone, the education system was fair to Roman children, and trading was active all over the Roman...
of an ever growing assortment of gods and goddesses. This polytheistic approach was created due to the ancient Romans having a limited understanding of the natural world around them. The existence of a god/goddesses was a way of explaining things in a manner that made sense to the people. The number...
the growth of population in Roman cities, Rome needed an alternate water source. Not only was the water supply no longer reliable for the growing Roman population, it was also possible that enemies of Rome could poison the supply. To solve this problem, they built aqueducts. Aqueducts brought water from...
Pantheon. I have long been fascinated of Roman architecture, the style, how it was built, why it was built etc. and one day seeing these great structures in person myself. What I know about the Roman Forum already is that it was used basically like the city center, it contained temples, schools, courts,...
ROME is the capital of Italy; popularly known as “capital of world” ‘Eternal city” ‘City of seven hills”. In the founding myth of Rome, Romulus marked the outline of the city by a channel. Drawing this outline could have been done in a single day. Building the city, and expanding it to the metropolis...
The Circus was built for the use of public games to serve as a source of amusement for the people and was the largest of its kind in Rome.
The Circus experienced various additions and construction throughout the period of the Roman Republic. The first permanent starting gates were built in 329 BC...
The Fall of a Great Empire
The Great and Holy Roman Empire, was, at its time the largest and probably one of the most successful empires in Ancient history. Their Empire, stretched "into a great triangle" (Ward-Perkins 6), refers to how the Roman Empire looked geographically like a triangle at...
Catherine De Medici
Catherine was born on April 15, 1519 in Florence, Italy. Catherine's parents died while she was very young so she was orphaned by nuns. At the age of fourteen Catherine was already married to Henry II. Catherine and Henry II had 10 children together. After Henry II died, Catherine's...
which was written by Plutarch, some time in the first decades of the second century AD. Plutarch’s work is comprised of many different stories as a biography, comparing Greek and Roman lives. This battle was highly significant at the time because after the last king, Tarquinius, was defeated Rome became...
Rome wasn’t built in a Day
The great masters of the Renaissance — da Vinci, Michelangelo, et al. — if asked by the House of Medici, the Holy Father or any other influential patron of the visual arts to put a “rush job” on their masterpieces, would’ve probably dropped their palettes, chisels and other...
Roman Aqueducts and Architecture
Rome had many famous achievements. The two different ones that I found most interesting to me were the aqueducts and architecture. Till this day, it is still unknown when and where the first aqueduct was built.
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ROME: Engineering an Empire
Cornerstones in the foundation of the Roman Empire
Power of unrivaled technology
Colossal building projects, stadiums, palaces, roads and aqueducts over 3 continents.
Today, Rome is a place where Ancient & Modern collide.
753 BC- Romulus and...
by the people among them. In the play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by Shakespeare, Brutus does not follow his heart and was manipulated into thinking Caesar was not right for Rome. Doing the right thing doesn’t guarantee that unpleasant events wont occur throughout your life. Emotions give us the ability...
Rome, the greatest empire of antiquity, it was always said that “Rome was not built in a day.” How true this statement was, Rome was ever changing and ever evolving to the people and customs that came under its control. From its origins as a small farming community on the Palatine hill in Rome to an...
Rome was founded as a democracy and it was only after Rome had expanded and developed that it came to be ruled by emperors. Emperors inherited their powers through family ties in most cases but not all cases. To convince the roman people that the emperor was the one and only person...
lot of small towns and industrial areas. The city of Rome had the largest amount of aqueducts, with water being supplied by eleven aqueducts constructed over about 500 years. They served drinking water and supplied the many baths and fountains in Rome, as well as finally being emptied into the sewers.
architecture, and pottery making from the Etruscans
The Romans establish a government without a king. While the Roman Republic had no king, it was not a democracy like Athens. Leaders all came from the class of wealthy land owners called patricians. Two officials called consuls directed the daily...
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Mythology states that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by two brothers Romulus and Remus. Located in Italy, Rome is one of the oldest cities in the world, spanning over 2,000...
2000 years since it was built. Even today, we still marvel at what incredible builders the Romans were, and at the sheer scale and integrity of many of their projects. It is hard to argue that today’s architecture will maintain the same lasting grandeur as that which the Romans built. If we can still...
Homer's 'Iliad' is the first known western book.
Concrete - still the basis of all large construction projects.
Grid system layout for towns and cities.
The arch as an architectural feature.
The Roman emperor Trajan built the first shopping mall (completed 112 AD).
Ancient Rome was the largest city in the then known world. It is thought that Rome’s population was over 1 million people when the city was at the height of its power. From Rome, the heart of government beat; military decisions were taken and the vast wealth Rome earned was invested in a series of magnificent...
Rome must be considered one of the most successful imperial powers in history. In the course of centuries Rome grew from a small town on the Tiber River in central Italy into a vast empire that ultimately embraced England, all of continental Europe west of the Rhine and south of the Danube...
Their are many different
ways but mainly through ancient cultures. The two main ones are the Greek and Roman.
Greece with their golden age and Rome with its great Empire and Republic and also
Their are many ways in which western civilization is like the ancient Greek