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University of Ottawa
Jos� Mar�a Ruano De La Haza

th September 18 , 2013-ESP1101 (Tarragona)  Hispania Roman Tarragona (5 min film)- from DW-TV Hispano-Roman Architecture:  The circle and semicircle and the square, quadrangle and triangle.  Vitruvius, De Architectura (c.25 BC) – related to the Vitruvian man by Leonardo da Vinci, through the principles of the manuscript/parchment written (c.1390)  Many major public works (bridges, aqueducts) built by the military.  Public works: mostly designed by Romans, but executed by local workforces  Public magnificence: leisure and meeting places (fora, temples, theatres, circuses and hippodromes), often sponsored by the Emperor, as a reminder of his grandeur and generosity  Aqueduct of Segovia (c.50 CE). Vitruvian principles. Completed under Emperor Trajan (ruled 98 CE)—exemplifies the qualities of a building in Rome should have. Three Vitruvius principles: (qualities of a building) - firmitas, utilitas, venustas  Hispania, Aqueduct Segovia (short film)  Roman bridge- Alcantara (105 BC): made wholly of granite without mortar. At the south end of the bridge is a small temple to a Roman God st  Temple of Diana in Emerita (1 c. BCE)—c= century. Shrine for the imperial cult. Set on top of a huge podium. Temples presided over public squares and acted as a permanent reference point in civic life. (cf. churches), als
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