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Peer Review: A87915036 - Ancient Roman Architecture – buildings for the masses

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Entry: Ancient Roman Architecture – buildings for the masses - A87915036
Author: Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor - U1314679

I thought about putting Romans and Greeks into one Entry and make a comparison but in the end decided against it. The Entry would have been too long. I hope I could still show some of the differences.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - applause I have communicated the proofreads elsewhere. Here I merely reiterate: I learned things, thank you! smiley - biggrin


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Post 3

bobstafford

Excellent work Tav smiley - applause


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thanks a lot!


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SashaQ - happysad

This is excellent - I like how even though it is a separate Entry it references the Greek Architecture, so the useful contrasts are still there smiley - ok

Fascinating about the circular arch being completed under the water of bridges smiley - bigeyes

Great description of the Pantheon - I can really appreciate the achievement. A "masterwork of architecture" indeed smiley - ok

I didn't realise the Colosseum has the three orders of column on it, although I did know the Royal Crescent in Bath does smiley - ok

I did study a bit more Roman architecture than I did of Greek architecture in my Classical History course, but I learned a lot from this Entry smiley - ok Great concluding paragraph smiley - ok


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - cheersThanks a lot!


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Bluebottle

Excellent entry. There's some minor spelling tweaks to do, nothing to worry about here as they'll be spotted by the sub, except opus caementitium should be 'opus caementicium'. It still reminds me of the John Wyndham short story about a lonely person who orders what he thinks is Romancement smiley - rose but instead gets Roman Cement…

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Post 8

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - rofl awww

Thanks! I corrected that.smiley - smiley


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Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - rofl


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minorvogonpoet

This is interesting and informative, without being over long.smiley - smiley

I remember being impressed by the Pantheon in Rome and wondering how they managed to build such a large dome. But I didn't quite understand the phrase 'the complex statics'.smiley - erm

Not having studied Latin, I didn't understand 'Alea Iacta Est' eithersmiley - erm.


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Post 11

Dmitri Gheorgheni

How about a footnote?

'Alea iacta est'= 'The die [singular of 'dice'] is cast.' According to Roman historian Suetonius, this was Julius Caesar's dramatic statement before he crossed the Rubicon River into Rome on 10 January, 49 BC in defiance of an order by the Roman Senate. This phrase is often used to mean 'to pass a point of no return'.

You could take out the Suetonius link - but I couldn't resist the reference to Asterix....smiley - whistle

'Statics' is an engineering or architectural term. Could you maybe substitute 'structure' for the lay reader? Or else explain 'statics' for them?


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thank you mvp! smiley - smiley

I added that footnote, a very good exlaination, thank you. smiley - smiley

I also added a footnote to 'statics' and I hope it is understandabke.


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Post 13

minorvogonpoet

Thanks. smiley - ok


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Post 14

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - applause


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bobstafford

smiley - cheers well done


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SashaQ - happysad

Congratulations! smiley - bubblysmiley - biggrin


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thank you!smiley - biggrin


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