The Romans Were Master Warriors, Philosophers, Leaders, And Builders

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The Romans were master warriors, philosophers, leaders, and builders, as well as creators and inventors of many innovating devices and ideas throughout the time of the Roman Empire which lasted from 753 BCE to 476 CE. From leaders to monarchs to emperors, the Roman Civilization had amazing architects who initiated building some elaborate establishments, walls, and other buildings, several of which are still amazingly intact today. Only a few of those types buildings built by Romans include: amphitheaters, hippodromes, temples, public baths, walls, and aqueducts.
One of the most famous amphitheaters that was built by Romans is the Colosseum. Located in Rome, Italy, the Colosseum was built between the reign of three emperors: Vespasian (69-79 CE), Titus (79-81 CE), Domitian (81-96 CE). However, construction didn’t begin until 72 CE and opened in 80 CE. The Colosseum was made of stone and cement and didn’t require additional support from digging into the sides of hills, like other amphitheaters of that time. The exterior contained different styles of columns; the first floor had Doric columns, the second had Ionic, the third had Corinthian, and the top floor had small rectangular windows and Corinthian pilasters. There were hired sailors to manage the retractable roof to protect the people in attendance from rain or the sun. There were around eighty entrances for the Colosseum: seventy-six for spectators to buy tickets and then enter, two for gladiators--one for the victors…

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