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January 7 - Greek – bronze Roman – marble with...

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January 7, 2008 Went over syllabus Why Study the Romans? Architecture and engineering o Concrete o Large interior spaces (auditoriums) Greeks could only build with columns o Arches, vaults o Coverings (marble, enamel, etc.) over cheap building materials o Moving water over distance Allowed for steady water supply Literature and language o History, poetry o Preservation of Greek literature Politics o Not just Emperor, start with Senate Art o Copied Greek art (more preservation)
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Unformatted text preview: Greek – bronze; Roman – marble with support (shows copy) • Cultural o Marriages in June (Juno – goddess of marriages; largest cluster of “good days” in June) • Language o Latin leads to Romance Languages (Spanish, Italian, etc.) o Forum, etcetera, candidate • Law o Terminology ( habeas corpus ) o Cicero • Entertainment o Ben Hur, Gladiator, Spartacus...
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