Ancient Greek Architecture vs Roman

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Ancient Greek Architecture vs. Roman Architecture The Ancient Greek and the Romans had several differences and similarities when it came to architecture. ¨Ancient Greeks typically built with mud, wood, plaster and stone.¨ (How to compare and contrast Greek and Roman Architecture, para. 1). These buildings did not last long, but their temples which were made of stronger material such as marble, have withstood the test of time. Ancient Romans used these same materials, especially marble and limestone. ¨One of their greatest contributions to modern society was that they perfected the use of concrete, something with which many of their structures were constructed.¨ ( How to compare and contrast Greek and Roman Architecture, para. 1). This is something the Greek did not use, but gave the Romans a big advantage of Greek construction because the Romans were able to build larger structures. The Romans had an advantage over the Greek when the used concrete.
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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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