Monday, December 15, 2008

Roma: Foro Romano, or the Roman Forum

Roma. Foro Romano.
Originally uploaded by josemazcona
David Macaulay points out in the video Roman City that the forum, a center for political announcements and news-based discussions, was the heart of a Roman city. And that the city plan of the Romans was influential.

Think of Shreveport's downtown grid. The Caddo Courthouse is equivalent to the Forum. And the First Methodist church can be seen as equivalent to the Roman temple (it even looks Roman in its design).

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