Roman city requirements


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Roman city requirements

  1. 1. Roman City Requirements: TASK: To create a scaled Roman city plan shown from a bird’s eye (overhead) view.Your city must follow the rules below. Read and learn more about the items below on the blog:   1. 2 major, wide roads measuring 15’ in width– one running North to South (Cardo); the other East to West (Decumanus). Label the streets with their Latin Names 2. At least 6 other roads, arranged in a grid format across the city, arranged in a rectilinear fashion(streets at right angles, in the form of square grids) measuring 10’ in width each (you may wish to add these on later on after you’ve developed more of your city) PLEASE LABEL ALL BUILDINGS and BRIDGES WITH THEIR NAMES!It is up to you to judge the sizes of buildings. Important public buildings are larger in size like the Basilica; Theater or Ampitheater   3. Bridges over the River Thames for transport of goods measuring 15’ in width 4. Central forum through which the Cardo and Decumanus road intersect one another. Forum must have: a. Basilica - court of justice b. A temple to Jupiter located at the North end of the Forum c. A marketplace with stands for: i. Fruits ii. Vegetables iii. Jewelry iv. Clothing v. Baked Goods vi. Spices vii. Silks viii. Cosmetics and Perfumes
  2. 2. d. A small area for weighing and measuring goods purchased in the marketplace e. Curia – area in which elected senators meet f. Public Toilets 5. Workshops and Shops for: (note that some of these need stands in the marketplace too) a. Blacksmiths b. Pottery c. Shoes d. Weaving e. Woodworking and Carpentry f. Goldsmiths g. Surgeons e. Apothecary (person who deals with medicines) f. Butcher g. Baker h. Candle maker 6. At least 1 other marketplace elsewhere in the city, preferably near your citizen’s homes 7. At least 2 fountains near important areas of the city 8. At least 1 temple (not including the one inside the Forum) to a Roman God or Goddess 9. Roman Bathhouse (thermae) 10. Barracks (housing) for soldiers 11. Theater for plays 12. Library 13. Amphitheater for entertainment; mock battles; spectacles; gladiator fights – make this round like the Colosseum 14. Triumphal Arches along roads or Triumphal Columns to commemorate victories of Roman generals and help navigate the city 15. Watchtowers at the end of major roads near city defensive walls for protection 16. Aqueduct outside city walls for transporting water into city 17. Town Houses for the wealthy citizens in the East End of the city 18. Apartment and Tenement Houses for less wealthy citizens in the West End of the city 19. At least 12 insula, the Roman equivalent of a city block. The insula is surrounded by roads on 4 sides and within each insula are different homes; shops and other buildings 20. Taverns 21. Inns (hotels) 22. Stables for horses 23 Optional – you may consider expanding your basilica into your Emperor’s palace as wellYour city plan must have the following information in addition to the structures above. 24. City walls surrounding the entire city – measuring 5 feet in thickness (Add these later on after you have more of the city designed) 25. Farmland outside of city walls 26. Any empty areas filled with vegetation and/or trees 27. Compass Rose for where N-S-E-W are located 28. The name of the your Roman city written prominently on your scale city plan drawing 29. The scale of the drawing ¼”: 10’ 30. All buildings; bridges and Cardo and Decumanus labeled