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The Legacy of Ancient Rome

The Legacy of Ancient Rome

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