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Unformatted text preview: r pool (frigidarium), central room with smaller warm­water pool (tepidarium), circular hot­water pool in domed rotunda (caldarium); steam baths, dressing rooms, lounges, exercise rooms (palestrae), even a public library Rome ­ Architecture Rome ­ Architecture Pont du Garde, near Nîmes (France), 1st century B.C.E. Water played a very important role in Roman civilization; Rome, Pompeii, and almost any other city had running water and a sewer system (the first ever); the Baths of Caracalla needed water supply Water supply system depended on system of aqueducts (another Roman invention); water carried on incline from source to the city over 50 miles or more This example (one of the best preserved) dates from the Republican period; note extensive use of arches; engineering feat Imperial Rome ­ Portraiture Imperial Rome ­ Portraiture Portrait of a Flavian Lady, ca. Portrait of Emperor Hadrian, 90, marble ca. 120, marble Imperial Rome ­ Portraiture Imperial Rome ­ Portraiture Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Capitoline Hill, Rome, 165, bronze Portrait of Emperor Caracalla, ca. 215, marble Imperial Rome ­ Portraiture Imperial Rome ­ Portraiture The Fou...
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