Noah Walls – Roman Roads and Architecture

Similar to today, Romans used roads and architecture in their everyday life. One main reason for the construction of roads was for military use.  Dated back to 312 BCE, Roman militaries used roads for faster and more efficient travel between cities. After development of Rome, more roads were built and they were used by militaries along with citizens, merchants, and traders trying to travel more easily. Roman architecture was the most developed of its time. They used arches along with columns from Greek ideals to provide support to their foundations. Perhaps the most famous piece of Roman architecture is the Coliseum. These themes of arches and columns continued with this building. Roman homes, much like today, were based on social status. The wealthy had vast villas while the poor had multi story apartments shared with tons of people.