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  1. 1. The Legacy of Ancient Rome By Valeria Lino
  2. 2. Architecture <ul><li>The Romans were among the greatest builders in the ancient world. They borrowed ideas about art and architecture and made them better. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Columns and Arches <ul><li>The Romans learned how to use columns and arches in building from the Greeks. Romans improved the arch by inventing the dome. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Columns <ul><li>Doric </li></ul><ul><li>Ionic </li></ul><ul><li>Flowery Corinthian </li></ul>
  5. 5. New Building Materials <ul><li>The Romans invented cement and bricks. This enabled them to build huge structures. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Coliseum <ul><li>The Coliseum is huge entertainment center. It could hold 70,000 thousand people. Spectators would watch the gladiators fight. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gladiators <ul><li>Gladiators were slaves, prisoners of war or criminals. They fought to death. These bloody events were entertainment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Forum <ul><li>The forum was the main marketplace and business center where the ancient Romans went to do their banking, trading, shopping and marketing. It was also a place for public speaking. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Romans Roads <ul><li>Roman roads connected every part of the empire of Rome. They were built to last forever. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Aqueducts <ul><li>Aqueducts were made of stone. They brought water from the distant wells to city. </li></ul>

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