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Roman Architecture

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Transcript of Roman Architecture

Materials: Column and Capital
Roman Architecture
Temple of Trajan
Pont Du Gard Aqueduct
Pont du Gard
Aqueduct
"Bridge of Gardon"
Soft Yellow Limestone
Came by boat from Pierre de Vers
Longest stretch is 360m!
50,000 tons
Water quality dropped after 150 years
"Stone Flag"
Supplies Nimes with Water from Uzes
Nimes was the capital of Volcae Arecomici
20,000m Cubed
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
Juxtaposed Arches
A WORLD WIDE ADVENTURE
Stefan
Alex
John
Jason

Johnny Boy
Alex the Yank
Shtashabalabadingdongpingpong
Jason Voorhees
Subterranean Heating
Double-Glazed Glass
Creates Public Unity
Hypocaust- 10tons of wood daily
Wooden Balconies
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
ALL THEORETICAL
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.
Key Features
Temple of Mars Ultor
Wife
Corinthian
Roman Culture:
Purpose:
Mosaic tiles
Farnese Hercules
Seated up to 1,600 people
27 acre complex
Community center
Infants and elderly
Men and women
Healthy and ill
Freemen and slaves
Toilets
Seats were very close together
Communal
Palaestra
Open courtyards
Bathing, exercise, massage, and a good diet
Apodyterium
Changing room
Capsarius
Beware of robbers
Tepidarium
Strigiling
Using curved metal tools to wipe oil, sweat, and dirt
Massage
Depilation
Caldarium
115 wide
Covered with concrete dome
Frigidarium
Final destination for visitor
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