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Roman Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore the basic aspects of Roman architecture

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Image of Colosseum, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colosseum_in_Rome-April_2007-1-_copie_2B.jpg; Image of Baths of Caracalla, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thermae_of_Caracalla_Panorama.jpg; Image of Pont du Gard, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pont_du_Gard_Oct_2007.jpg; Image of Maison Carree, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MaisonCarr%C3%A9e.jpeg

Terms to Know
  • Amphitheater

    An open-air building with rounded edges and tiered seating that is used for entertainment.

  • Aqueduct

    An architectural structure built to move large quantities of water from one place to another.

  • Concrete

    A building material made from cement and crushed stone or sand.

  • Masonry


  • Pseudoperipteral

    Appearing to have columns extending around all four sides, when in fact some of the columns are not free-standing, but rather attached and decorative.