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Friday, September 14, 2007

Urban life in 1st century Roman cities

Two thousand years ago, at the dawn of the first century, the world was ruled from Rome.
From England to Africa and from Syria to Spain, one in every four people on earth lived and died under Roman law.

Roman cities Roman city is basically composed by a number of identical components, were planned with two major streets running East –West and North-South intersecting at the forum, which was the center of commerce in the city
The forum was made with two Insular put together. There are a few temples in the Forum. They are the temples of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The other side of the forum was a place to meet for people.
Urban design of Roman cities The Romans achieved originality in building very late in their existence; for the whole of the republican period, Roman architecture was a nearly exact copy of that of Greece, aside from the Etruscan contribution of the arch, and its later three-dimensional counterpart, the dome Many European cities still bear reminders of the power of ancient Rome, and throughout the western world the influence of Roman power is still manifest. Architecture was crucial to the success of Rome.