By Nicholas Pistone

ISBN-10: 1615328858

ISBN-13: 9781615328857

This illustrated historical past of old Rome is a finished advisor that takes readers during the phases that outfitted one of many maximum civilizations in heritage. From its origins to lifestyle to the Roman Empire, this publication covers every thing a reader must learn about the most enduring civilizations ever.

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Some citizens were allowed to channel off water for their private use. Public fountain in a street in Pompeii. 6 7 8 5 4 1 3 2 Squares The heart of a city was the main square in the forum. Even when a city expanded, the square remained the center of political, religious, and economic life. Surrounding it were the principal administrative buildings, temples, market, and rooms of the money changers, who also acted as bankers. The square in the forum of Pompeii was surrounded on three sides by a covered colonnade, and dominated by the Temples of Jove and Apollo.

The amphitheater in Verona in northeastern Italy has survived largely intact. The amphitheater Amphitheaters were built as venues for entertainment of all kinds, and they were one of the great creations of Roman architecture. Tiered seating for the public surrounded an oval arena, where animal fights, hunts, and gladiator fights were held. Occasionally the arena was flooded so that naval battles could be staged. Temples A Roman temple was not just an imposing building; it was also a way of spreading Roman culture.

They were fed by a branch of the Aqua Marcia aqueduct. Romans usually went to the baths in the afternoon. They left their clothes in the dressing room (1), exercised in the gym (2), and had their skin smoothed and oiled in the unctuaria (3). They then swam in the natatio (4), an open-air swimming pool, or went to the tepidarium, a large constantly heated room (5), then to the lofty calidarium, with its great dome, for a hot bath (6), and to the adjoining saunas (7). The visit ended with a dive into the cold waters of the frigidarium (8).

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