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Unformatted text preview: Roman architecture, which is considered to be more advanced in its design and engineering, uses three types if columns. Their most common type is made in Doric style. It is plain and was used when very heavy structures required support. The Ionic style was, again, employed when more decorative ends were being met. The third type is the Corinthian style column. It has finer details and is considered superior in many ways to the other two types. Roman architecture also employed the use of arches. These were stunning and baffling in their day. The use of arches led to the development of the dome. A good example of Roman architecture is the Coliseum in Rome. Both Greek and Roman builders had exceptional engineering and building techniques for their age. Each gives you a legacy that is still a mystery in many ways today....
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