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    The Roman Empire expanded their technology and facilities out into their colonies –this helped in showing the Empire’s might. The Romanisation of the Empire’s colonies manipulated the view the local people had of them; as such the grand and lavish Roman architecture present throughout the Roman Empire emphasized their power and strength. By giving the local people the same amenities available in Rome, the Emperor was guaranteed their support and utter devotion. The Hadrianic Baths, for example, was built to accommodate the local people and was built in the style of typical Imperial-era baths such as the thermae Caracallae and the thermae Diocletiani. The Romans constructed their buildings using materials that not only made the entire structure…

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    Roman Architecture Style

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    Among the most distinguishable aspects of their architecture are their columns. They inherited them from the Greeks and each style is generally dictated by the capital at the top of the column. The Romans used them to commemorate people, places, or even events by carving into the columns. They would decorate the columns after being built and put them into place, often taking years to finish. They had three major orders of columns the Doric order, Ionic Order, and the Corinthian Order. The Doric…

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    Rome’s Public Baths and Chinese Royal Bath Bathing is an important daily activity in a human’s life. Before I took the architecture history class, I knew that the public baths are popular in Japan and South Korea because most residential houses in these two countries are too small to have a bathroom. When I study the Rome architecture history this semester, the history of the Roman baths surprised me. The unique structure of the baths reminds me that a bathing ruin I went before in Xian,…

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    As with most other aspects of Rome during the republican era entering the imperial era, the arts and architecture was heavily influenced by the Roman conquest of classical Greece cite. In as much as roman architecture was derivative of that of Greece, it evolved over time becoming a style of its own (Kamm 2017b). Most times the beauty of the art and architecture was greatly affected by the wealth of the builder in question and the population density of the cities involved (Moore 1995). The…

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    Offerings were brought by people from surrounding areas as a gift to the gods and after bathed in the water as they hoped to get cured. In result, bathing chambers were built on the hillside from which hot springs emerged. Large imperial bath complexes were referred to as Thermae in ancient Rome. They could hold up to 3000 bathers. Smaller bath facilities were referred to as Balnae,. They were sometimes privately owned but open to the public to use. The Roman baths included the following…

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    Roman Bathing History

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    participate in these bathing practices. In turn, bathing was made a fine art. In ancient Rome, “thermae” was a term used to describe a place of hot bathing. The Greeks were the prerequisites to the creation of this hot bathing creation. The Greeks are noted as having one of the earliest bathing practices known to man. The Greeks in turn were of the first peoples to document their ways of cleaning themselves with the use of wash basins, and bathing tubs. The Greek community was infatuated with…

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    Hadrian's Villa Of Rome

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    Emperor Hadrian constructed a villa at Tivoli as a retreat from Rome. His dislike of the Palatine Hill in Rome lead to the building of the retreat. The area chosen for residence is said to have been occupied in the Republican age by a smaller villa owned by the family of Hadrian’s wife. The luxurious architectural complex consisted of over 30 buildings, lakes, and gardens that spread over half a square mile. They had notable similarity to classical Greek architecture and Egyptian architecture.…

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    constructed bridges where necessary, and established a system of horse relays for couriers that allowed a dispatch to travel up to 800 kilometers (500 mi) in 24 hours. The Romans constructed numerous aqueducts to supply water to cities and industrial sites and to aid in their agriculture. The city of Rome was supplied by 11 aqueducts with a combined length of 350 kilometres (220 mi). Most aqueducts were constructed below the surface, with only small portions above ground supported by arches.…

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    Roman Baths

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    well as libraries also contributed to passing information from one region to another. The baths featured as one of the features that distinguished the area from other parts of the country. Different historians have argued that the baths gave the residents a chance to interact, gossip, relax as well as share insights. The Roman would converge at the bath after completing their activities. Bathing became so entrenched among the Romans that it became a symbol of Rome. The baths served as a symbol…

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    Augustus Wealth Analysis

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    Suetonius quotes him as saying ‘I found Rome a city of brick, and left her clothed in marble’, suggesting that it was a game changing project. In Res Gestae, the building programme dominates much of the text, suggesting it was a big part of Augustus’ regime, and he is sure to remind readers that the entire project was funded from his own personal wealth. If the programme had improved the everyday life of people of Rome to the extent suggested in the sources, it could be argued that Augustus had…

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