5 edition of The buildings of ancient Rome found in the catalog.
The buildings of ancient Rome
Describes the construction of the aqueducts, bridges, baths, and the Pantheon which reflect the Roman way of life and the technological inventiveness of the architects of ancient Rome.
|Statement||[by] Helen and Richard Leacroft.|
|Contributions||Leacroft, Richard, joint author.|
|LC Classifications||DG97 .L4 1969|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||40|
|LC Control Number||69018971|
The Library of Alexandria, in Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. Ancient Rome had a large influence on the modern world. Though it has been thousands of years since the Roman Empire flourished, we can still see evidence of it in our art, architecture, technology, literature, language, and bridges and stadiums to books and the words we hear every day, the ancient Romans have left their mark on our world.
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