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History of Roman Architecture

History of Roman Architecture

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Published by: Ankit Jain on Sep 22, 2012
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Ancient Roman Architecture
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Roman Cities
The typical Roman city of the later Republic and empire had arectangular plan and resembled a Roman military camp with twomain streets—the
cardo
(north-south) and the
decumanus
(east-west)—a grid of smaller streets dividing the town into blocks, and awall circuit with gates. 
Older cities, such as Rome itself, founded before the adoption of regularized city planning, could, however, consist of a maze of crooked streets. The focal point of the city was its forum, usuallysituated at the center of the city at the intersection of the
cardo
andthe
decumanus.
 
By the time of Augustus, Rome hadgrown from a tiny settlement on theTiber River to a metropolis at thecenter of an expanding empire.
Plan of the City of Rome
 Under the republic Rome becamethe political capital of theMediterranean and a symbol of Roman power and wealth.

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