Colosseum, Arch of Titus, Basilica of Constantine, Palace of Docletian

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The Western civilization as we know it traces back to Europe, as well as the Mediterranean. More specifically, it is comprised of mainly Western Europe and North America. The Western culture as a whole exemplifies the social norms, political systems, heritage, and customs. Much of those influences have arisen by no other than the contributions done by Rome. Rome has not only shaped a significant amount of the Western civilization in various ways such as the architecture, forming of a republic, diffusion of culture, and spread of Christianity, but has also shaped the entire way of living done throughout the civilization. The Romans were known for having original ideas, being initiative, and finding ways to creating never before done architecture. It was so well done and detailed, that it soon became a type of Roman art form. The most famous known structures in Roman architecture are the Colosseum and the Arch of Titus. The structures that still stand still to this day are the Basilica of Constantine and the Palace of Diocletian. The architecture was a key way of reflecting how culturally superior, wealthy, and skilled Rome really was. The Roman use of concrete, brick, and arches allowed popular building designs like the basilica and amphitheater to be done. Some more examples in which concrete, brink, and arches were utilized were on bridges, temples, theaters, as well as walls. All of those structures are still very significant today and will continue to be in years to

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