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Unformatted text preview: The Parthenon is believed to be one of the most significant spectacular forms of Greek architecture, as it was not only created for a God, but also serves as testament to the supreme architectural creativity of Greek architects. The Romans took a lot of the Greek style and influence from Greek architecture. An example would be the use of columns in many architectural structures. The Colosseum and Parthenon are two great examples of this comparison. They both used columns as a basic piece of the structure being built. The materials used for building, however, were much different. The Roman Empire felt it necessary to showcase the power and wealth they possessed, so they used a lot of marble. The Greeks did not see so much need to showcase wealth through materials, but chose to do it through the architectural structures themselves....
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