Roman Influence in Today’s Culture – Part I – Architechture

Posted By on May 29, 2009

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Roman Influence in Modern Society

Modern-day Greco-Roman Architecture
Looking at these two buildings it’s hard, unless you look carefully, to tell them apart. The one on the right is the Roman Pantheon originally built in 27 BC, destroyed in a fire in 80 AD and rebuilt in 126 AD – it still stands.

Rome_smAmazing. A building almost 2000 years old is still standing. The ancient Greeks and Romans were superb engineers. So much so, that the magnificence of their structures is copied over and over again in government, financial and many other modern-day buildings including the Supreme Court building (top, left) built in 1935.

This is the first in a series. I’ll be writing about other influences like democracy, weddings, military, medical and other things that if it weren’t for Roman ingenuity, we wouldn’t have it today.

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Step back in time and experience what it would have been like to be the daughter of the Roman magistrate, curious about the new sect of Christianity. Betrothed to a man she doesn't love, in love with a man her family would disapprove of, told that the gods she grew up believing in are false, Claudia learns to seek and follow God’s will while coping with her tyrannical father’s plan for her future and his goal of maintaining his “dignitas.” Discover the beginnings of the early Christian church and how they converted the pagans. Experience the life, culture and society of the Ancient Roman Empire. Be there when Vesuvius erupts and buries Pompeii and its inhabitants. A Romeo & Juliet story set in 1st Century Italy with an awesome ending!


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