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Unformatted text preview: They were able to use create arches in their buildings. Take for example the aqueducts of Rome and the Pont du Gurd in southern France. The aqueducts have several arches throughout the entire structure. These structures were not only pleasant to look at, but they also helped the function of the aqueducts. On the other hand, the Greeks mastered the use of columns as it can be observed in the Parthenon and The Temple of Apollo at Didyma . The Greeks invented three styles of columns which were the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. These were later used by the Romans and are still used in some buildings, but the original idea came from the Greek which again like the Roman arches, the columns were pleasant to see but also functional. References Demand Media, Inc. . (2011). eHow . Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_5526113_compare-contrast-greek-roman-architecture.html...
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