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Comparing Athens And The Pantheon

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In the history of our civilization, there have been many great civilizations that have helped shape the world as we know it today. The ones that immediately come to mind are the Egyptian, the Greek, the Persian, and the Roman. These civilizations have paved the way for education, science, music, art architecture and much more. In this piece of work, we will zero in on two of these illustrious societies the Greeks and the Romans, more specifically their on historical architectural contributions. We will do so by looking at two of the most famous Greek and Roman buildings respectively, the Parthenon in Athens and the Pantheon in Rome.
The Parthenon located in Acropolis, Athens, Greece was designed by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates as
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The most noticeable difference is in the materials used to build these structures. In the Roman masterpiece, we see that the architects used combinations of Materials. Numidian yellow marble for the steps, brick, and concrete, faced with white marble stucco. Whereas for the Greek historical building the architects used more uniform approach by only using marble for the material of choice.
Despite the multiple differences found, the same can be said for similarities. Both monumental structures have intricate details in the way they present themselves. The Pantheon, although very Roman in design, seem to have stolen a page in the Greek architectural book. The facing has a Greek influenced neo-classical style which draws a comparison to the Parthenon.
In conclusion, we can see that architecture played a significant role in history. Used as a form of expression, that dates all the way back to the earlier years of the Greek and Roman empires. Whether it was in Athens or Rome, we see that those structures through the use of majestuous design were a show of power and greatness from each respective
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