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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