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World Humanities Rome Urban Structures

  • Select one (1) of the following famous ancient Roman structures that you find
    most fascinating: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, insulae, or bath
    complexes.
  • After exploring the related resource(s) below on Rome, describe one
    (1) structure that you found most fascinating. Identify two (2) specific aspects
    of the structure in question, and make a comparison to specific aspects of
    modern 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 Click
      on the numbers for a stroll through the Baths of Caracalla
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