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ANCIENT ROME

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Vivien Cruz

on 24 March 2014

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Transcript of ANCIENT ROME

ANCIENT ROMAN ARTS AND RELIGION
THE COLOSSEUM
ROMAN RELIGION
Built in 72 A.D, the Coliseum has remained the largest amphitheater in the world.
-It was designed by Roman emperors Vespasian and Titus, who were father and son
The Coliseum has over 80 entrances and can accommodate about 50,000 spectators.
-This monument 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.
Rome’s Most Famous Architect
-Marcus Vitruvius Pollio was born in 70 BC and died 15 BC. He was commonly known as Vitruvius, a Roman author, architect, and engineer during the 1st century BC.
- He is best known for his multi-volume work entitled De Architectura. Roman Arts
Roman Arts
The Romans admired the Greek culture and arts and after conquering Greece, they brought many
Greek artists to Rome to make sculptures for them in the Greek fashion. The art of Ancient Greece had a great influence on the art of Ancient Rome.
- The walls of the homes of wealthy Romans were often decorated with paintings. These paintings were
frescos painted directly on the walls.
THEIR RELIGION WAS PAGANISM WHICH MEANS THAT THEY WORSHIPED MANY GODS
ROMAN RELIGION IS A COMBINATION OF RITUALS, TRADITIONS AND SUPERSTITIONS
ROMAN SUPERSTITIONS
THEY WERE VERY SUPERSTITIOUS SOCIETY BELIEVING IN OMENS AND WEREWOLVES
THE ROMANS WOULD PLAN WEDDINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS AND DAY TO AVOID BAD OMENS
MANY ROMANS WORE LUCK CHARMS AND STAYED AWAY FROM HOUSES THAT CRIME HAD TAKEN PLACE IN BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED IT WAS HAUNTED
LIST OF ROMAN GODS
Apollo God of healing and prophecy
Asclepius Greek God of healing
Dis God of the underworld
Faunus God of fertility
Jupiter God of the heavens
Mars God of war
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