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Roman architecture   /rˈoʊmən ˈɑrkətˌɛktʃər/   Listen
Roman architecture

The architecture of ancient Rome.

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"Roman architecture" Quotes from Famous Books

... three weeks ago a party of tourists, including the Croftons and ourselves; visited several of the grand old churches, so important in the history of Roman architecture of classic ages. The first we entered was the church of the Ara Coeli, said to occupy the site of the ancient temple of Jupiter Feretrius. It was a gloomy old structure with long rows of pillars of Etruscan design. On ...
— Lady Rosamond's Secret - A Romance of Fredericton • Rebecca Agatha Armour

... was mainly responsible for breaking down the hieratic tradition which forbade the use of stone for civil purposes. "In Roman architecture the engineering element became paramount. It was this which broke the moulds of tradition and recast construction into modern form, and made it free once more" ...
— The Evolution of the Dragon • G. Elliot Smith

Words linked to "Roman architecture" :   classical architecture, Greco-Roman architecture

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