Talk:Ancient Roman architecture

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Expansion[edit]

Could show the buildings' relevance to ancient Roman religion.

--125.238.72.26 23:19, 29 September 2007 (UTC)


Recommend expanding with information from Ancient Rome like:

A characteristic feature of Roman design was the combined use of arches and post and lintel. Although unfired brick was employed in all periods of Roman history, under the Empire, baked bricks became popular as a facing for concrete walls. From early times, stucco was used as a finish for important buildings, and the invention of insulated glazing helped keep buildings, such as the public baths, warm. For the more luxurious finishing of exterior and interior walls, sheathings of alabaster, porphyry, and marble were used.

--Silence 07:21, 18 December 2005 (UTC)


This article desperately needs pictures.

--203.59.154.251 17:05, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Categories, anyone?[edit]

I'm sure someone can fit this into some architecture-related or roman culture Category thing as much as I'm sure I cannot.

Sources?[edit]

There are no sources for this article. --Oshin 18:19, 20 November 2006 (UTC)


Style[edit]

This article has a rather informal style. Unusual Cheese 11:50, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I actually like the style. It's very clear and concise, and directed toward a general audience, not just college professors or people with doctorates, as many Wiki articles are. Supernova190 (talk) 18:55, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
"freed the floor plan from rectangular cells to a more free-flowing environment" does not explain the floor plan at all, does not explain how it is more "free-flowing",
"Insulae were often dangerous, unhealthy, and prone to fires because of overcrowding and haphazard cooking arrangements" - same as above, does not explain reason for overcrowding, nor does it explain what an "insulae" is.
"Roman architecture was often at its most beautiful and impressive" - what made it so beautiful?
"Ancient Roman architecture adopted certain aspects of Ancient Greek architecture" - what aspects were adopted?
i think i've pointed out a few problems with this style. Thetntm (talk) 01:30, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

"Greek architecture was more impressive than the Romans"[edit]

I find this statement to be very ineffective; how is it more impressive? It also quotes 'Roman citizen Itilidad Trobulsky' who says "The designs were smarter thought out and better,", who is this man and why is he qualified to be quoted in an encyclopaedia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pseraf (talkcontribs) 17:54, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

I think something ought to be added about metal ties. One associates the Romans with iron ties in lead but I have seen Greek? bronze ties somewhere in Turkey of uncertain date. Sheredot (talk) 11:27, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved with no objection to recreating an article focused on the city if needed. Vegaswikian (talk) 18:28, 5 July 2011 (UTC)



Architecture of ancient RomeAncient Roman architecture – IMHO the present title is simply wrong. It clearly restricts itself to the ancient architecture found in the city of Rome only. However the subject of this article is the ancient Roman architecture built by the Roman people throughout the whole Roman Empire, whether Rome, Italy, Europe, North Africa or the Near East. The proposed title would also avoid any conflict between "ancient" and "Ancient" by having the word first and automatically capitalised. Flamarande (talk) 21:49, 28 June 2011 (UTC) PS: A credible alternative could be 'Roman architecture' (it would be a matter of more common name), but 'Architecture of ancient Rome' simply shouldn't be used.

  • Support As I read it, the current title restricts the topic to the city, while the proposed title is about the architecture for Romans as a group. The article is obviously about the latter, although the former might also be a suitable topic for different article. Arsenikk (talk) 23:06, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

citations please[edit]

It was stated in a previous section of the talk page, but citations are incredibly important to improving an article's credibility, and should be a given in a historical article of an influential civilization.
Anyways, im adding more of these: [citation needed]
Thetntm (talk) 00:57, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, that's very useful (yes, I am being sarcastic). A week on "Today's Articles for improvement" and the only changes are here. Wonderful. Johnbod (talk) 03:58, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
It might be nice when such things are done to notify the relevant projects. G&R has thousands of articles under its aegis, and all editors with relevant expertise or interest may not watchlist them all. Cynwolfe (talk) 18:00, 16 May 2013 (UTC)