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Greek and Roman Architecture

            Over time Rome has built a lot of great structures that still stand today and still look great. The engineering and design that Rome used had an impact on how structures, monuments, and public works will work for the future. The Renaissance Era which were around the 14th century through the 17th century were greatly inspired by Roman and Greek styles and Rome was greatly influenced by Greece when it came to engineering and art too. The three Roman structures that will be presented in this paper will be the Colosseum and Pantheon.
             The first famous monument of Rome that will be talked about will be the Colosseum. The construction of the Colosseum began 70 AD under the emperor Vespasian. The construction of the Colosseum was completed around 80 AD. For a monument this big to only take ten years to build was unheard of back then. In order to build something this big many workers were needed to make this happen. There were an estimated 100,000 prisoners that were bought back to Rome as slaves to start this project. Many of these slaves were Jewish from the Jewish war. Around 6 AD the Roman province Judea was ruled by a king named Herod. The Judeans did not take this kindly and by 66 AD the Jews revolted against the Roman Empire. Rome responded by sending 60,000 Roman soldiers under the command Vespasian to handle this problem. The Jews did not just sit there instead they fought back, but they could not handle this modern big army that Rome had. The Jews were finally defeated in 70 AD when Rome plowed through their city and took over the town of Judea. After Rome blew through these cities they finally captured Jerusalem. .
             After the rebellion Vespasian ordered a bunch of projects to be built. One project he had built to commemorate his victory against the Jews was the Colosseum. Fighters from the war were quickly turned to slaves to start the work on this project. There were around 70,000 Jewish slaves and 30,000 non Jewish slaves used for the construction of the Colosseum.

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