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draft of your Learning Activity to SafeAssign for feedback a few days before the assignment is due.As with most everything in their lives, Roman people were just as pragmatic about their art and architecture (Rawls, 2017). Although Romans crafted exquisite art and architecture, they were more concerned with creating objects that were purposeful than creating objects of beauty and aesthetics. Simply put, the Romans, for the most part, designed things to solve problems. Roads and highways, concrete, and aqueducts are 3 achievements that I believe express the pragmatism of the Romans. First, the Romans encountered the problem of how to get from here to there in their 1.7 million square miles of land (Andrews, 2012). So, they built a system of roads that were the mosthighly-developed the ancient world had ever seen. As Andrews (2012) states, the development ofthe roads and highways began primarily in the service of military conquest. The system of roadways shows the Roman’s pragmatism because they could have been creating art or developing more as a culture, but instead took years to develop roads that solved a problem and stressed practicality. Next, Romans wanted to create substantial architecture, like arches, bridges,
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