Although the emperor, built this temple as an

Although the law and the governmental structure of Rome is considered to be its greatest legacy, its architecture has endured much better.  Even though Rome’s form of government was a major influence on America’s form of government,  a gap of thirteen-hundred years passed before it was felt. Rome’s architecture on the other hand, was visible every day of those thirteen-hundred years. The origins of Roman architecture emerged from classical Greece, but as time progressed, the Romans made innovations to their structures. The architecture reveals paradoxes between their lives and ours.  The aqueducts allowed the Romans a main source that supplied fresh water through multi-arched structures. The word “aqueduct” originated from Rome, but is used in modern day to refer to as a way of conveying water from its original source to its main distribution point. This invention allowed much easier access to water, especially for baths and fountains, than if they had not been built.The Roman baths are also considered to be a great legacy derived from western civilization. The Romans built baths as a way to earn profit from the people which could have been an alternative from charging them directly because that would’ve broke out rebellions. The baths increased sanitation among the farmers who would work in the field, which was a healthy way to prevent plagues from spreading in the tight city. The baths were not just places to go and clean oneself, but also to exercise, relax, and more importantly, to socialize. Unlike Rome, the streets of certain places in America suffered from diseases due to the bad hygiene and sanitation. Another Roman architectural legacy are the amphitheatres which were used for sports, entertainment, and performances. Despite the suffering that Rome was enduring, the amphitheatres brought joy to people because it was a place where the Romans can interact socially. There were at least two hundred thirty amphitheatres which demonstrates that many of the Romans had time for leisure. Some of the Roman emperors sponsored the shows held there to make themselves more popular.     Unlike the other legacies Rome has left behind, the Pantheon is a religious legacy.  The Pantheon is considered to be the most influential and preserved building of Ancient Rome. It was one of the only temples that was dedicated to all the gods, rather than just one, which set a religious influence on Rome. Hadrian, the emperor, built this temple as an encouraging way for the people to venerate the gods. He was a religious emperor who intended to create a memorable structure that would last throughout the generations as a symbol of the Roman religion, to remind people of the loyalty they should have to the gods. In conclusion, the Romans publicly displayed their creative inventions making us wonder why America did not copy their architecture, but instead, copying some of the ways of their governing since 1776. Rome’s complex designs impacted their infrastructure and urbanism as well as America’s. For example, the White House displays Roman influences in the arches and columns. The Romans were constantly making improvements to their structures which impressed the citizens whereas with Roman law, it was impossible to appease all the people. Today, people are still inspired by the architecture of Rome, and are continuing the legacy by incorporating Roman influence into their designs making it a legacy that will last for eternity.