10-5-06 - Roman Arch. Cont. Basilica, Pompeii, Italy, 2120...

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Roman Arch. Cont. Basilica, Pompeii, Italy, 2120 B.P. (Early roman temples) Greater spaces, court of law Two intersecting avenues coming to a central axis (same idea as temples) Frontage of street is given to shops and houses are located behind the shops The public baths are the most important structures to the city, as opposed to the private baths. Ritual began with cleansing of body from inside to outside (sweat the impurities out) Oil is put on the body 3 distinct spaces Frigidarium Tepidarium Hot room = Caldarium Container with hot water in the room, making steam Space is never stagnant, just like the arch Similar to Hellenistic architecture: raise the floor and place a furnace on the bottom to raise the heat into the room All of this functionality made it possible to enjoy the space without having to maintain it Imperial baths Entertainment (theatre) Amphitheater Greek has a stage, with a complete half circle, you come in at ground
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