(Answered) HUMN303N Week 3 Discussion: Influences of Ancient Architecture


HUMN303N Introduction to Humanities

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 6
  • Lesson 2
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
This week you will read about architecture. The lesson includes information on Roman architecture, which was greatly influenced by the Greeks and Etruscans.

Locate at least two architectural works that were influenced by Greco-Roman architecture. These can be from any time period after the Greco-Roman period but should be from different periods themselves (e.g., one from Renaissance and one from Baroque). Then address the following:

  • What is the function of each structure?
  • How does each work exhibit influence of the Greco-Roman period? Is the influence specifically Greek, Etruscan, or Roman – or a combination?
  • How would you compare the two selected works? Take the role of the evaluative critic.


For this week’s discussion, I chose to look at the architectural works of the Roman Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain.

The Colosseum, located in Rome, Italy was completed in 80AD. It was built mostly by Jewish slaves and overseen by Roman engineers (24 Facts About the Colosseum, n.d.). The purpose of the amphitheater was for entertainment such as Gladiator fights.…..please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5