Ch.3 Opening Ques - Kanwal Mirza Humanities 1301 004...

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Kanwal Mirza Humanities 1301 004 30-Aug-07 Ch. 3 Opening Questions In what ways do the landmarks of ancient Rome reflect the power and glory of the Roman Empire? The power and glory of Rome is reflected in their landmarks because the Romans were practical people. Most of their landmarks were developed through need, such as the need to build structures with the capacity to hold the immense population of Rome. The Colosseum is an example of such a building and the Pantheon is as well. Most Roman landmarks evolved from ideas of other countries. For example the usage of domes was borrowed from the Etruscans. The Romans were especially inspired by the Greeks. Like the Greek gods and goddesses; drama techniques (tragedies and comedies), and in the ways of music and art. The Romans took the Greek ideas and made them their own. They renamed the gods and goddesses, had more practical dramas and invented satire, and their music and art were more realistic and put to practical uses. Their realistic sculptures and
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course HUMA 1301 taught by Professor Holt during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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