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    influence of the mighty Roman Empire. As one enters the building, he/she will find a marvelous rotunda. The arches that make up this part of the building stand as a sign of its Roman construction. These very arches are used in the superb Roman aqueducts that watered the empire’s cities. Without these aqueducts the empire would likely have never grown to be the massive economic power in the Mediterranean that they became. Adorning the face of the portico, though in Latin, are “Marcus Agrippa son of Lucius consul for the third time built this.” This poses an interesting question: why did Hadrian, the actual emperor who built it, accredit it to Marcus Agrippa? Though Hadrian built the Pantheon, the original version of the building was built by Marcus Agrippa. Despite this, Hadrian’s decision stands in stark contrast to the Roman way of gaining honor through “good works.” Not only so, but Hadrian put his name on just one of his many buildings, the temple dedicated to his father Trajan. Marble, a highly valued stone material, was used extensively in the construction of the Pantheon. Rome’s wealth and power is exemplified in the marble Rome used to build this, and many other, buildings.…

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    The Pantheon The Pantheon is said to be one of the best preserved buildings in Ancient Rome and was finally completed in c. 125 CE during the reign of Hadrian. Its spectacular dome is lasting evidence to the genius abilities of Roman architects. Also as the Pantheon still stands intact it gives the present day visitant the chance to go back in time roughly 2,000 years ago and experience the rich history and architecture that is still thriving today in Rome. The motive of the building is…

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    Patricia Horn Dr. Samuel Dodd ARC 231 24 March 2015 History Although the Pantheon was not just built once, it was destroyed and rebuilt twice. It was first built under the rule of Marcus Agrippa. It was just a rectangular building with a typical Greek styled temple. It burned down and all that remained was the front entrance. Domitian then rebuilt the Pantheon but was also burned down by a strike of lightning. Hadrian was the emperor that completely restored and rebuilt the Pantheon in…

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    Essay On Roman Pantheon

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    Roman pantheon The pantheon building was very remarkable and had lots of great features and background to it. The third pantheon was built in 118 A.D to 125. The first two pantheon buildings were burnt down, one was burnt and the other was struck by lightning and then it burnt down And later the third was made. The first pantheon was built and commissioned by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, and that is why on the pantheon building it says M. AGRIPPA.L.F.COS TERTIUM.FECIT. The second pantheon…

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    Although I lived in Chicago for a short period of only a few months, whenever I think about architecture, Chicago downtown is the first thing that comes to my mind. When I first saw the picture of Pantheon in the lecture, it immediately reminded me of the museum of science and industry in Chicago downtown. As you can see in the picture, the combination of a culminated entrance with a magnificent dome gives both buildings a spectacular view. The museum of science and industry (MSI) has…

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    5 Good Emperors

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    Trajan chose adoption as a way of securing an heir. Thus, Trajan adopted his nephew’s son Hadrian (“Trajan”). The third of the Five Good Emperors was Publius Aelius Hadrianus, also known as Hadrian. He was born January 24, 76 AD in Italica Hispania. At the age of 14, Hadrian joined the military serving under Nerva. In 117 AD, Hadrian became the emperor of Rome at the death of Trajan. As an emperor, Hadrian’s remained absent from Rome for majority of his reign. During this time, Hadrian would…

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    Introduction It will be asserted in this essay that despite the differences in style, construction methodologies and functions the Parthenon and Pantheon are united in their primary purpose: as symbols of Imperial glory and the achievements of the elite rulers of the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures, men such as Pericles, Agrippa and Hadrian. Both structures have the appearance of being worshipful and pious tributes to the Gods of the time; but both are actually more celebrations of secular…

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    The Pantheon, built in Rome, Italy around 118-125 CE and the Colosseum, also built in Rome, around 70-80 CE will be discussed in this essay. The Pantheon became the temple for all the gods after the Hadrian emperor came into power. The Pantheon is simply made out of concrete, like any other Roman architecture, with one narrow end. Everything about the Pantheon is revolutionary except that “its façade of eight Corinthian columns – almost all that could be seen from ground level in antiquity – was…

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    Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, also known as Trajan, was born on 18 September in Italica, Spain in the year AD 52. His Spanish origin made him the first emperor of Rome to not to be born in Italy. Trajan was the son of a well-respected general and senator also named Marcus Ulpius Trajanus. In his adult years, he became a soldier and served on many distant Roman frontiers. He was elected head of the senate in 98 A.D. Shortly after, he married a woman named Pompeia Plotina. Trajan, who was at that time…

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    Pantheon Research Paper

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    Tiger Gao Art History ASP w/ Mr. Callahan 10/10/2015 Why can the Pantheon in Rome be seen as the pinnacle of Roman architecture? The Pantheon was built by Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 125 C.E. and is regarded as one of the most iconic pieces of Roman architecture. Built without any steel rods, Pantheon withstood external influences in the past centuries and still stands as one of the best-preserved temples in Rome today, representing the pinnacle of Roman architecture. While the Pantheon’s…

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