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Domitian’s palace – Domus Flavia – Roman architecture

By |2019-05-15T05:48:39-07:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

This is the facade, or front entrance, to Domitian's palace, the Domus Flavia Why did Domitian build the Domus Flavia? Vespasian, the first emperor of the Flavian Dynasty in Rome, had been popular because he lived plainly and acted like he was equal to everyone else. The Flavian Emperors The Colosseum Roman architecture All our [...]

What is a peristyle? Greek architecture

By |2017-07-02T01:15:33-07:00July 2nd, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Peristyle in the House of the Vettii (Pompeii, 79 AD) A peristyle is a courtyard with a covered walkway all the way around it, with columns holding up the ceiling so you can see out into the garden. Peri means "around" and style means "column", so a peristyle is a place with columns [...]