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Rome S Major Urban Structures

Select one (1) of the following famous ancient Roman structures that you findmost fascinating: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, insulae, or bathcomplexes. After exploring the related resource(s) below on Rome, describe one(1) structure that you found most fascinating. Identify two (2) specific aspectsof the structure in question, and make a comparison to specific aspects ofmodern urban life.

Colosseum images at http://www.the-colosseum.net/architecture/amphitheatrum-en.htm

  • Circus Maximus images at http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/circus.html and http://romancolosseum.org/circus-maximus-in-rome/
  • Circus Maximus article at http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/circusmaximus.html
  • Roman bath complexes at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/day.html Clickon the numbers for a stroll through the Baths of Caracalla
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