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Transcript of Roman Architecture
Temple of Trajan
Pont Du Gard Aqueduct
Pont du Gard
"Bridge of Gardon"
Soft Yellow Limestone
Came by boat from Pierre de Vers
Longest stretch is 360m!
Water quality dropped after 150 years
Supplies Nimes with Water from Uzes
Nimes was the capital of Volcae Arecomici
Baths of Caracalla
Courtesy of Emperor Caracalla
< Artist's rendition with water
Model based on
Constantine The Great's
Baths of Caracalla
In use from 216-537 AD
A WORLD WIDE ADVENTURE
Alex the Yank
Creates Public Unity
Hypocaust- 10tons of wood daily
Had its own aqueduct
Marble & Granite
Best Preserved Bath House
The Temple was in Rome
But where in Rome????
Statue of Victory & Peace
Its Purpose as a Temple
Raised on a High Podium
8 Columns in front
Cult Statue of Trajan
3 Side of Columns with its 4th against a wall.
Portico's 2nd row of columns was probably engaged.
Temple of Mars Ultor
Seated up to 1,600 people
27 acre complex
Infants and elderly
Men and women
Healthy and ill
Freemen and slaves
Seats were very close together
Bathing, exercise, massage, and a good diet
Beware of robbers
Using curved metal tools to wipe oil, sweat, and dirt
Covered with concrete dome
Final destination for visitor