History of Architecture: The Colosseum

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History of Architecture: The Colosseum
I will write about the
arcuated
structural system that characterized the ancient Roman
Colosseum
. I will try to discuss what I mean by the
arcuated
structural system, how it was created, why it was created, and what makes it so unique and significant within the history of architecture. At the same time, I will note how the
arcuated
features of the
Colosseum
appear to have something in common with the Ionic and Corinthian columns that typified Greek architecture in an earlier age. I will pay attention to the decorative features found in the
arcuated
features of the
Colosseum
and what this really says about Roman architecture during this period.
Additionally, I will ask investigate why the Romans would...
The end:
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