Roman Architecture, week(1-9) All Quiz Answers with Assignments.

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Week 2 Assignment :

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The city of Pompeii was snuffed out all at once on a fateful day in A.D. 79. Today it provides more information about “daily life in Rome” than any other Roman site. As you think back over what you’ve learned about this remarkable Roman resort town, discuss FOUR critical architectural developments, using at least FOUR specific examples, which we would know much less about were Pompeii never to have been rediscovered. Part of the challenge of the assignment is to keep within the 250-word limit.

Pompeii teaches historians about the influences andevolution of Ancient Rome’s daily life througharchitecture. Pompeii goes back to the 8th century BCIron Age under the Oscans and later the Samnites whichis visible in the Domus Italica. The influence on thisarchitecture highlights how Romans and Roman dailylife was full of commerce and human interaction. Themost important and biggest rooms of the Domus Italicawere the atrium and the triclinium because it was usedfor hosting and entertaining businessmen. Later on inthe 4th and 3rd century BC, we see a shift in architecturethat brought the Hellenized Domus. This style of home isHellenized or turned Greek, meaning it is aesthetically'improved' because Pompeiians place a bigger on howsomething appears to the public eye. Columns, biggergardens, fountains, imported marble, and Roman wallpaintings begin to appear in homes. This type ofattention to detail is seen throughout the city in theraised stones in the sidewalk, the 'fast food' restaurants,and eventually the construction of second storybuildings. The Sabian Baths are a great example of how Pompeiians looked to beautify their surroundings.Additionally, the city-center has a Forum, the Basilica, anamphitheater, a theatre, and a music hall forentertainment. Overall, Pompeiian architectureillustrates daily life in the city as more than pure survival.The city appears to be of a higher socioeconomicstanding given the size of the homes and location, with abustling city-center full of commerce and an emphasison making their surroundings as beautiful as possible.



Week 4 Assignment :

PROMPT

Some say that Nero’s Domus Aurea began the “Roman Architectural Revolution.” Others suggest that the octagonal room, designed by Severus and Celer, grew out of an architectural evolution long in the making. Domed rooms with an oculus appear earlier in the frigidaria of Pompeii’s Stabian and Forum Baths and at the Augustan “Temple of Mercury” at Baia. In the domed room of Nero’s Domus Transitoria in Rome, the emperor’s architects inscribed a circle in an octagon. And yet, the Domus Aurea is unique in the way it combines concept, location, scale, plan, and materials with the delusional personality of its patron Nero. Do you think that the Domus Aurea would have come into being as part of an architectural evolution or do you think that it was Nero’s megalomania that shaped the Domus Aurea? Part of the challenge of the assignment is to keep within the 250-word limit.

“Architecture and interior design has changed trough time, always reflecting the historic context in which those were created and even reflecting the personality of people in power in case of palaces, in this case Nero´s Domus Aurea.Some say that Nero’s Domus Aurea began the “Roman Architectural Revolution.” Others suggest that the octagonal room, designed by Severus and Celer, grew out of an architectural evolution long in the making. Domed rooms with an oculus appear earlier in the frigidaria of Pompeii’s Stabian and Forum Baths and at the Augustan “Temple of Mercury” at Baia. In the domed room of Nero’s Domus Transitoria in Rome, the emperor’s architects inscribed a circle in an octagon. And yet, the Domus Aurea is unique in the way it combines concept, location, scale, plan, and materials with the delusional personality of its patron Nero. “As most of us know, Nero always thought about himself as a representation of a god, believing that he deserved all the attention and power of Rome, which led to selfish and horrible acts that had been written in history. Even thought people condemned him todamnato moriariae, one of the worst punishments that could be for emperors.In conclusion, his self-centered decisions had influenced in what the future of roman architecture has been, making a difference which would remain even in modern days Roman Architecture



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  1. hi.. i am asking about week 6 assignment answer ( design your own roman city ) in roman architecture course because i think this pdf isnot the answer of this assignment

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