Imperial Rome, Ostia, and Portus

Imperial Rome, Ostia, and Portus

Ancient Architecture and Technology

Streaming Video - 2005
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This program examines the technology behind the architecture that characterizes Imperial Rome and its transshipment centers, Ostia and Portus. Maps, city models, footage of historic sites, and expert commentary reveal the feats of surveying, organization, and engineering that led to the construction of aqueducts, harbors, multistory tenement blocks known as insulae, the Servian and Aurelianic Walls, the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon and its puzzling portico, and other marvels. The use of brick-faced concrete is given special emphasis. In addition, the architectural record provides insights into life in ancient Rome and its environs.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1997

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