Ancient Greek and Roman Housing

This paper discusses Greek and Roman houses according to their individual components and the artistic vision they reflect and to compare the two: Exterior and interior, including styles, artistic vision and social/political influences.

The purpose of this research is to discuss Greek and Roman houses according to their individual components and the artistic vision they reflect and to compare the two. Since architecture is not an art which arises from a vacuum but generally reflects the needs and philosophic level of its time, mention will be made of the social, political, economic and philosophical aspects of the architecture in question.

The foundation of the classical Greek building, whether temple, amphitheater or house rested on the foundations, grounded in the Greek system of thought, of order, proportion and space.

In determining the order of Greek architecture, we may refer to its congruity with the Greek city-state and the needs of its citizens. In Greek urban life, Greek architecture was: first and foremost, the expression of a community and, more, especially …

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