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date: 22 October 2019

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This chapter focuses on the materials and techniques of architecture in ancient Greece and ancient Rome. It begins by considering the sources of evidence on the design and technology of Greek and Roman architecture. It then turns to a discussion of the building materials used in the ancient world, from wood to mud and clay, stone and concrete, and metals. The chapter also examines the techniques used in the design and construction of ancient buildings such as temples and monuments, including masonry and wooden carpentry.

Keywords: ancient buildings, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, architecture, building materials, construction, design, masonry, techniques, wooden carpentry

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