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Very little is known about exactly how the Roman Empire began One myth is that twin brothers Romulos and Remus settled on palattine hill in about 753 BC The first known inhabitants the Latins settled there in about 1000 BC The city was taken over by the most civilized culture in Italy the Etruscans Many shepherds and farmers prospered there and the city grew In 509 BC the Roman people drove out the Etruscans and began to set up what would become one of the largest most illustrious empires in Europe Roman architecture was greatly influenced by the bland and uncreative style of Etruscan architecture From the Etruscans they adopted the semicircular arch the vault and the dome Roman architecture also took elements of Greek architecture most likely because the two empires were geographically close The architecture of this period represents two different styles the Republics architecture from 509 BC to 27 BC and the Empires architecture from 27 BC to the end of the Roman Empire in about 476 AD There are several subdivisions of each style related to significant political leaders who ordered the construction of various buildings One of the most well known was Augustus who had many structures built during his reign He is often credited with having ordered most of the major works that were created between 100 BC to 300 AD Materials During the Roman Republic the main building materials used were bricks primarily baked bricks used for facing and quarried stone timber terra-cotta tiles and plaques The stone used was usually central Italian tufa or Tavertine marble Occasionally white marble was used from Greece or Asia Minor Marble was used only for extremely important buildings The material that changed the history of architecture was cement Cement used throughout Rome after the second century BC allowed Roman architects to build things on a scale that would have been thought unimaginable prior to its invention Aqueducts Roman aqueducts
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