Monday, April 14, 2008

Roman Cities: forums, public baths, amphitheatres, roads

Amphitheatre in Jerash Roman city
Originally uploaded by Basirk
The Roman empire left the world an amazing legacy in engineering as well as in language and organization. The soldiers wet out to conquer and also went out to build. Much of what they built remains standing after two millenia.

In class this week instruction will come from a program by illustrator-filmmaker David Macaulay called Roman City.

Open notes quiz on Thurs will comprise the empire's Mediterranean outline as well notes on concrete (a Roman invention) and aqueducts.

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