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RO M E

Ancient music notation on a gravestone.

GAMES MUSIC
Romans had a very different Like a very much of Roman
perception of games than that culture, Roman music was
of Greeks. For Greeks, games adopted from the Greeks. It is
had religious significance. But believed that Roman music was In this brochure I will go over the
for Romans, they were not practically identical to Greek topics:
religious; however, Rome didn’t music. Although music was Roman Games
use games for just rarely notated, in the few
Roman Music
entertainment they also played instances it was, it was done Roman Art
strategy games to help train for using Greek letters and Greek Roman Architecture
the military. Romans might rhythm symbols. Also their Roman Mythology
play games like knucklebones, instruments were tuned to
(above), a game very similar to Greek modes. Greek modes
our jacks. are a set of scales still used by
musicians today.
Hunter McKay
A RT RO M A N M Y T H O L O G Y

Romans borrowed much of their mythology from the Greeks. Many Greek gods and deities were
simply given latin names and adopted as Roman gods. The Romans believed that Jupiter, the
chief god and his siblings overthrew the titans who were in rule of the universe at the time.
Jupiter and his siblings took over rule, stationed at Olympus, and enslaved the titans for eternity.
The story than gets very complicated involving many gods and demi-gods; however, parallels can
easily be drawn between Greek and Roman mythology.

Capitoline Brutus. A bronze sculpture "om


RO M A N A RC H I T E C T U R E
ancient Rome

Roman art was yet another aspect


T H E A R C H
of Roman culture that was greatly Roman architecture represented many mathematical
influenced by the Greeks. Greeks and scientific innovations. One of these was the
arch. Roman’s discovered that, by stacking numerous
were the first to master the true triangular blocks on top of each other, they could
human form in their art and the distribute the weight more evenly and eliminate the
need for numerous columns all along the inside of
Romans carried on that tradition. Palmyra Pont du Gard
the building.
Roman art consisted of paintings,
THE DOME
sculptures, mosaics, pottery and An even greater Roman accomplishment was the
other more obscure forms. The dome. Romans were the first civilization in history
to realize the potential of the dome. They created
focus for most of their art was buildings of unprecedented size because of how
capturing realistic interpretations structurally sound the dome is. Romans created the
Pantheon, a temple to all the gods. The Pantheon
of humans in natural poses. held the record for largest dome from 128-1436.
Pantheon