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Roman Technology

Social Studies project
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logan johnson

on 7 May 2015

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Transcript of Roman Technology

Romans were the first to invent toilets.
Roman Technology!
Domes
A dome is when you take several arches and rotate them around an axis (next to each other). This forms the half spherical shape that make up a dome. Domes can be found in many ancient greek buildings such as the Pantheon. Domes were a big innovation at that time in structural integrity and over all beauty.
Roman bridges were among the first large and lasting bridges built
Roman Technology By: Giovanni Tamayo, Logan Johnson, Max Chervak, Liam O' Neil
The Romans used the Tiber river was used with the toilets, but the crazy part was that they had to drink from the river.
Toilets
The Romans also lived in a large technological system like bridges and transportation.
The Pantheon
Colosseum
They were built with stone and/or concrete and utilized the arch
Ponte Rotto
is the oldest Roman stone bridge in Rome, Italy.
The Pantheon was made by Marcus Agrippa as a temple for the gods and goddesses but was used for the emperors public appearances. The base is 1.3 meters high, and a top height of 142 feet.
The biggest Roman bridge was
Trajan's bridge
over the lower
Danube
, constructed by
Apollodorus of Damascus
Did You Know?:
The Trajan's Bridge remained for a millennium the longest bridge to have been built both in terms of overall and span length
The Colosseum was built by Emperor Vespasian, founder of the Flavian dynasty, for Titus, his successor
It was built for three reasons: As a gift to the Roman Citizens from the Flavian Dynasty to increase their popularity, to stage various forms of entertainment, and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world
The original name of the Coliseum was Flavian Amphitheater, after the Flavian Dynasty of Emperors
All Ancient Romans had free entry to the Colosseum for events, and was also fed throughout the show
Did you know?:Festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days in the Colosseum
Manuballista
The Roman Manuballista is a machine that was made for the roman military. The Manuballista has ammunition that consists of rocks. However it is one of the smallest rock throwing machines. It wasn't used for knocking down walls, but instead it was used take out large groups of people.
Roman Architecture
Ara Pacis Augustae
The Augustae is a very interesting roman arcutectural building made of marble to honor the god peace.
Bridges
Roman architecture flourished all throughout the empire, but it was especially appreciated in the Pax Romana times. The creation of the arch, the dome, and concrete were a giant step in the ancient roman architecture style. Ancient Roman architecture is so am.azing andd beautiful that it still influences many buildings and architecture today
The Ara Pacis was made on January 30, 9 BC.[3]
The alter is located on the northern outskirts of Rome
The Ara Pacis successfully blends many different styles: classical Greek style in the procession friezes, Hellenistic style in the panels, and the typically Roman style of the altar decoration.
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