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Unformatted text preview: weight must be used to brace the sides of the curve Used aqueducts to transport fresh water into their cities The Temple of Diana Used pozzolana, a new type of hydraulic cement developed from volcanic deposits When mixed with lime, rubble, and water, the mixture reacted to form a pseudo stone that was much easier to carve Opus Incertum: a method of wall building where rough stones are places around a concrete core Opus Reticulatum: a method of wall building where pyramidal stones are plunged point first into a concrete core to give a more pleasing outwards appearance Opus Testaceum: a method of wall building that used triangular bricks as the surface of a concrete interior in order to present a smooth exterior and maximize bonding surface area City Planning (Pompeii) Public facilities were dispersed around the city Within the walls there were baths, an exercise facility ( palaestra) with a pool, covered open air theatres, an amphitheater capable of seating the entire population, and 9 temples devoted to various gods The town’s forum was the center of Pompeii life A triumphal arch marked the north entrance and prevented wheeled vehicles from entering pedestrian domain On the west side there was the basilica where public assemblies for legal, commercial, and social purposes were held The Romans 21:45 Other cities followed a similar makeup, being largely rectangular and having 2 main roads that crossed in the center of the town The other roads were numbered sequentially for easy navigation...
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