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Roman Architecture in France |
Across France, splendid visions of Rome still shape daily life

Roman Architecture in France is drawn from Chapter Five, beginning on page 152, of Volume Two, A Pinch of Incense of the twelve-volume historical series The Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years. If you would like to order this book please visit www.TheChristians.info.

The empire may be long dead and gone, but ruins proclaim its former glory

Roman Architecture in France - Across France, splendid visions of Rome still shape daily life

Roman Architecture in France – Across France, splendid visions of Rome still shape daily life
Gaul’s importance to the Romans can be judged by the sheer size and grandeur of public works that remain. The massive structure of the Pont du Gard Aqueduct (above) in Provence, France, built in 19 B.C. and still almost intact, dominates the valley of the River Gard.

Preserving the essence of Roman government and culture is now largely a matter for the historians, but the glory of the fallen empire continues to influence daily life throughout Europe. This is particularly true in Italy, of course, but also in France and Germany. In England, Spain, Greece, and elsewhere, the triumphal arches, columns, and monuments of Rome stand as a backdrop to modern living. Tourists and residents sit casually amid still-sturdy remnants of Roman temples. They cheer modern-day spectacles within ancient arenas, maneuver twenty-first-century vehicles through archways erected two millennia ago, and visit and work in the shadows of aqueducts bearing continual witness to the empire’s lost ascendancy. Though its political power withered long ago, millions of Europeans still live today with Rome all around them.

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