Quick Idea: Roman Numeral Wrap
Up: Various column styles, which originated in Greece, were also popular
in Rome. The more decorated style was Corinthian which had the shape
of leaves carved in the top.
603-1 Vellum Journal: Books
were made of papyrus scrolls. Later parchment or vellum, a sheer paper,
was used to record events, write letters and make books.
603-2 Samian Ware Tile: Many homes were decorated with pottery
wall decorations called reliefs. Many different types of clay were used
depending on the area. One style was called Samian ware, a red clay
pottery popular after AD 100.
603-3 Aqueducts: The land, which surrounded Rome was abundant
with springs. This water was channeled into the city of Rome through
the channels of aqueducts. Large cisterns held the water at the end
of the aqueducts and were used for baths and fountains.
603-4 Mosaic Frame: Originating in Greece, the Romans became
famous for their mosaics. Bits of glass and stone were arranged to form
designs for jewelry, vases and other art forms.
603-5 Marine Mosaic Tile: Because of the proximity to water,
marine or sea themes were an important design element in Ancient Rome.