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No cause is left but the most ancient of all the one in fact that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics the cause of freedom versus tyranny -Hannah Arendt There have always been many differences between buildings in ancient times that have to deal with the structure the meaning and the many uses inside and out Ancient Rome and Greece are two very different communities not only dealing with the citizens but how they interact and use their resources There were many different uses for each monument and building this was all affected by the buildings shape size and design Not only were the buildings and monuments used for their meaning but for their beauty and historical meaning Ancient architecture has always been an important part in history dealing with the buildings meaning purpose the materials used and what the building was influencingAncient buildings were always influenced by someone or something and had an effect on religious funerary domestic civic or recreational themes One of the most famous sites in Rome is the Colosseum The Colosseum is known as an elliptical amphitheater and stands in the center of Rome Italy at a height of 48 meters The builders of this historical piece of art were Titus and Vespasian A famous site that was known to be part of Greek architecture was the Parthenon The purpose of the Parthenon was to store a massive statue of Athena Parthenos which was made out of silver gold and ivory Athena Parthenos was a massive chryselephantine sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena Athena Parthenos Athena Parthenos was constructed by Phidias and many other servants that were being housed in the Parthenon The epithet was an essential character of herself Not only did the Parthenon store Athena Parthenos but it also served as a fortress church mosque and as a powder magazine There are many different aspects when it comes
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