Week 2 - Discussion - architectural influences from Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.docx

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This week you will read and learn about architectural influences from Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. What are some of the main features of these architectural styles? Use examples from the text or the digital fieldtrip archives to help support your answer. Please remember to provide images and citations to help illustrate your points.Professor and class,I have always been fascinated by Roman and Greek architecture. I became very excited after reading the topic for this week. I will first address the architectural influences of Ancient Greece.When reading the text, the first thing you read is that “In the fourth and fifth centuries BCE, Athens was the center of the Greek world.” [Say]. I find this statement wonderous due to the factthat Athens is still the center of the Greek World. Today, hundreds of thousands of people, from all over the world, are still flocking to Athens to views structures such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Athena Nike, and many more. The ParthenonThe Temple of Olympian ZeusThe Temple of Athena Nike
Much of the architecture in Greece is manipulated, and created, using the rugged landscape and the sea. However, there are many cultures that have affected the architecture as well. For example, the Minoan culture, originating in Crete, which is “the largest of the Aegean islands.”[Say]. The Minoan culture was influenced by profound trade routes. These trade routes brought many elements such as copper, amethyst, gold, and amber. They also imported bronze from Britain.

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