Roman Architecture : Architecture And Structure

1753 Words Jun 8th, 2015 8 Pages
Alecia Alexander
Professor Ellin Iselin
2010 Jun 09
Roman Architecture and Structure Roman architecture followed the heritage of earlier Greek architects. The Romans had respect for the Greek 's architectural traditions, order, and design. The Romans were innovators that had the adaptability to use and improve existing techniques as well as new and existing material to create some of the most famous architectural structures like the temple, triumphal arch, and amphitheater. As time advanced so did the society needs of the Romans and with the support of state funds they were able to create great architectural structures many of which are still present today.
The Romans followed the classical orders established by the Greeks but also included their own ideas. "The romans learned the art of building along with many other things from their neighbors and overlords, the Etruscans. Something, too, they may have learned more directly from the teachers of the Etruscans, the Greeks of that day, who were reaching Italy with bands of colonists and free-roving traders and artisans. At their first lessons the Romans were apt and docile pupils, copying faithfully what they were taught" (Brown, 12). They used Doric style which is the oldest and considered the simplest of Greek architecture. Iconic style which is similar to Doric style but is more decorative and Corinthian Style which is the most popular of the three styles because it 's more decorative and considered more modern.…

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