Visit the following websites on Ancient Roman buildings and monuments:

1) http://www.crystalinks.com/rome.html (Links to an external site.)

2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_ani_colosseum.shtml (Links to an external site.)

3) http://www.robinurton.com/history/ancient/rome.htm (Links to an external site.)

Now with the information from the above websites, go to your lecture notes and your textbook to answer the following.

  • Discuss Roman ingenuity in a building.
    • Discuss a building or monument that illustrates how the Romans made technical and engineering advancements.
    • These can include the Pantheon, Colosseum, aqueducts, baths, etc.
    • Be sure to discuss HOW the engineering made it possible for the structure to be built and to function.

Respond to another student

  • Read everyone else’s initial posting.
  • Choose at least 1 other student’s work to respond.
  • Write at least 4 sentences commenting on the aspect of their discussion.
  • Feel free to continue the conversation and ask questions too.
  • You must complete all parts of this assignment to receive credit.

(Minimum initial posting150 words, response 50 words; 25 points)

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