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The Genesis of a New Imperial Architecture

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

The Genesis of a New Imperial Architecture

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 35 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Focus on two structures—Nero’s Golden House and Trajan’s Market—which are emblematic of Rome’s bold new imperial architecture during the 1st and early 2nd centuries. These buildings feature complex vaulted and domed structures, asymmetrical floor plans, and striking interior spaces.

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