Roman Architecture

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roman arch

always round at the top, distributes weight to other stones

concrete

romans used concrete first but did not invent it

aqueduct

a manmade conduit for transporting water

oculus

circular opening-eye of the Gods in the Pantheon

basilica

secular buildings, not associated with God, like courthouses

arcades

series of arches

apse

spaces designated for the orator where they would speak, which projects sound to the crowd

clerestory

the upper part of the main outer wall of a building

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