Comparison Between Greek and Roman Architecture
Such as the Parthenon, and the temples they built to their Gods, have been studied over for many years. The way these structures were built is fascinating.
Although they occasionally applied marble and limestone, typically the main structure was made from concrete, while marble and limestone were utilized for decorative purposes. Concrete proved to be typically the best building material, since Roman structures are still inside existence, while Greek buildings have been wiped out.
Moreover, compared to the Greek architecture preferring the strict Doric style, the Roman architecture favored the more vibrant and pompous Corinthian ornamentation (Jones, 2003).
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