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I have chosen to write a comparison of the Parthenon in Greece and the arch of Constantine in Rome. The Parthenon was created as an temple for the Greek Goddess Athena. The Parthenon would be considered a three dimensional work of art it can be measured by height, width and depth.

The Parthenon was constructed of pentelic marble and stands at 111X237ft. The columns each have straight lines and each line is equally spaced. The color of the marble is slate gray. Carved marble steps are located around the building. the Top of Parthenon contained carved images that represented the struggles of man and the watchful eye of the Greek gods.

The building aids in reinforcing the Greek belief that the gods could walk among them. This lavish temple was built Athens Greece for two reasons first Athena was the goddess of wisdom and second as the protector of Athens.

The Arch of Constantine of s built to commemorate the assumption of power in the year 312 by Emperor Constantine the great and the defeat of Maxentius during the battle of Milvian Bridge. This is a three dimensional work of art. The building consisted of a triumphal Archway constructed out of tan colored marble. There are four columns that contain sculptures of a roman soldier on the top of each one. The arch had religious significance because it commemorates the bale that led to Constantine to convert to Christianity.

The comparison between the two is that they are both exceptional pieces of Ancient architecture.The Parthenon and the arch were both built as a form of tribute. Each of the buildings was created from marble.

Both structures have columns and contain carved art this showed the beliefs of the people even though their religions and principals where different. The art showed a similar viewpoint the beauty of the human form, power of large buildings and the great power of their…...

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