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Ancient Roman Influences on Modern Society

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Bryce Coleman

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Ancient Roman Influences on Modern Society By: Bryce Coleman Columns Columns were very popular in ancient Rome architecture. Most of the buildings in Rome had them to support beams or arches, but they were also for style and decoration. Basic columns were made out of stone or sand, and more unique columns were handmade using chisels, hammers, and saws. Modern time columns are used for the same purposes, but are also different. Modern columns today are made out of clay and marble. Now columns are used for important buildings too like the White House, Capital, and Museums. Just about everywhere you go you see columns! A.R. columns info source http://www.slideshare.net/guestf607233/ancient-roman-architecture picture source http://www.slideshare.net/guestf607233/ancient-roman-architecture modern columns picture source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Capitol_Building_3.jpg location Washington, D.C. Pantheon Pantheon info source http://www.slideshare.net/guestf607233/ancient-roman-architecture picture source http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ location Campus Martius in Rome Smithsonian picture source http://newsdesk.si.edu/photos/national-museum-natural-history location Washington, D.C. Publius Aelius Hadrianus built the Pantheon in 126 AD. This building started out as a temple to honor all of the Roman Gods. The structure of the building is known for being the biggest concrete dome in the world, and it still remains today. Inside the dome were statues of their gods that they worshiped. The Pantheon has influenced many libraries, and museums in the world today with its dome-like structure. Domes back then were made out of iron and tin. Today domes are made out of marble, clay, and stone. They are also used in governmental structures like the Capitol. They are also used in museums and libraries, and are used for a more decorative purpose. Over the years, domes have become very popular in Europe and the U.S. Roman theater of Amman The Roman Theater of Amman was built by the emperor Antoninus Pius in the second century of AD. It was made with stone and granite. Like the Colosseum, the theater of Amman was used for entertainment purposes, just not violent sports. In the theater, they would have people perform plays in front of a crowd. Because of the steepness of the theater, it was quite easy for the audience to hear the actors. This theater has brought a ton of influence to our modern world. Today we have theaters around the world where people sing, act, or watch movies. The theaters today are inside, and are not as big as the theater of Amman. Theater is also very popular in the United States, and many other countries. Roman Theater of Amman info source http://www.touropia.com/ancient-roman-monuments/ picture source http://www.touropia.com/ancient-roman-monuments/ location Jordan, Amman Springer picture source http://www.marriott.com/hotels/photo-tours.mi?marshaCode=csgri&pageID=HWARI&imageID=0 location Columbus, GA Meals Meals in ancient Rome were much similar to modern meals, and in other ways different. In the morning, Romans ate a meal called “ientaculum”, and it was served at dawn. They ate a small lunch at 11 am, and big dinner which was called a cena. It was the main meal and served at evening. Today, we have a meal in the morning from dawn to around 10:30 am called breakfast. We have another meal at around 11 to 12 called lunch, and another meal in the evening called dinner. As you can see, ancient Roman meals were very similar. A.R. Meals picture source http://www.explore-italian-culture.com/ancient-roman-food.html#axzz2MXp61yqe info source http://www.crystalinks.com/romecuisine.html Modern Meals http://sciencenewstoyou.blogspot.com/2012/04/eating-dinner-as-family-improves-health.html picture source clothing In ancient Rome, if you were a citizen, you had to wear a toga. Romans didn’t always have to wear togas. When they did, they would wear them for special events like cenas. If you were a poor citizen, you only had one toga, but if you were rich, you would usually have multiple togas. Togas have really influenced modern clothing. Today people can show their personality through their clothing and express themselves. A.R. Clothing picture source info source http://www.crystalinks.com/romecuisine.html http://www.ancient.eu.com/image/98/ modern clothing picture source http://www.fabsugar.com/Designer-Spotlight-MINT-Jodi-Arnold-342774 Dessert The dessert dish in ancient Rome was usually fruits like pomegranates, grapes, berries, and apples. Grapes were the most popular fruit in the dessert dish. Bakeries have also made muffins, bread, sweet buns and cakes. These were very popular in the first century AD. All these fruits are very popular in our modern society, and we can find them in food markets, stores, and marts. A.R. Desserts info source http://www.crystalinks.com/romecuisine.html picture source http://suite101.com/article/what-did-the-ancient-romans-eat-for-dessert-a225384 modern dessert picture source http://www.sweetchristopher.com/ alcoholic drinks Alcoholic drinks were very popular at certain events in ancient Rome. The drinks were normally mixed with water immediately before served because they didn’t have controlled fermentation making it very easy to get drunk. Over the years, they have come up with many different flavors in wine. Many flavors of wine today are made from fruit like grapes, peaches, and other chemicals. The Romans and Greeks were one of the first to discover wine, but today’s wine has controlled fermentation A.R. Alcoholic Drinks info source http://www.crystalinks.com/romecuisine.html picture source http://myfrenchhaven.com/excursions.php Modern Alcoholic Drinks picture source http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/keywords/wine.html Rings Most citizens in ancient Rome wore big rings. They were to attract attention and show what their status was. Certain classes wore certain rings, like the Senators and the Bureaucrats. They wore golden ring that had a big gemstone or roman glass. Today, most people wear rings to show that they are married. The woman would wear a ring with carrots, and the man would just wear a ring with no carrot. Rings have made a big influence, but they are not used for the same reasons. A.R. Rings info source http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ancient-roman-jewelry.html picture source http://www.worldwidestore.com/ancient-rings.html modern rings picture source http://www.1weddingday.com/wedding-day-rings.html Bracelets Bracelets were very fashionable in ancient Rome and were made of gold and pearls. They were usually worn by women, and were the shape of coiling snakes. To them, the shape of bracelets looking like a coiling snake symbolized immortality. They had no use, so they were used for decorative purposes just like we use bracelets today. Today, bracelets are made from many different sizes and shapes, and different designs to them. Jewelry has changed over the years and is still changing. A.R. Bracelets info source http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ancient-roman-jewelry.html picture source http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Board/897885 Modern Bracelets Picture source http://www.sobrietystones.com/chakra-bracelets.htm Still life Art Still life was a very popular type of art in ancient Rome. These were portraits of objects that had no emotion or movement. Most of the paintings were of fruit or flowers. Today still life art is taught at many schools and is a very important part of life. You can find many of these paintings in museums. Still life art is a type of art that will live forever. A.P Still Life Art info source http://www.crystalinks.com/romeart.html picture source http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2012/06/roman-food.html Modern Still Life Art picture source http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/cezanne/sl/ Sculptures Ancient Roman sculptures were influenced by Greece. Most portraits were made out of clay or stone. They were very detailed, and most of the sculptures were of naked men or women. One of the sculptures we have today that was influenced by Roman art is the Statue of Liberty. She is a very big tourist attraction in New York City. Sculptures today are of women and men who are clothed. A.R. Sculptures info source : http://www.crystalinks.com/romeart.html picture source http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ropo/hd_ropo.htm Modern Sculptures picture source http://wirednewyork.com/landmarks/liberty/ Pottery Ancient Roman pottery was not known to be very expensive, but was very popular and unique. Many vases had very unique designs and paintings. They were designed with the latest designs, and were sold at affordable prices. Many vases today have designs, and some are made out of glass instead of clay. Pottery has not changed much over the years except for different material and designs. A.R. Pottery info source http://www.crystalinks.com/romeart.html picture source http://touritaly.org/tours/capua/museum.htm Modern Pottery picture source http://annewebb.wordpress.com/
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