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Building programmes allowed the Roman Empire to quickly achieve a physical Roman reality in newly conquered territories. The session on Building Materials and this contribution on Roman concrete in particular, investigate building materials on the frontier as the blocks that created these architectural realities. The contributions are interested in the people who selected, created and used these elements of construction. As the study of Roman concrete shows, this method was particularly popular in a military context. Advantages and disadvantages of the new building method taken together suggest that its speed of construction allowed cementing monumentality and permanence without the need for a specialised workforce. These factors accelerated the development of a new understanding of constructions. The carefully placed building element was replaced by a malleable mass that allowed new forms of architectural expression.
|Translated title of the contribution||Building materials as elements of construction, and elements of expression?: The case study of Roman concrete|
|Title of host publication||Limes XXIII|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 23rd International Limes Congress of Roman Frontier Studies Ingolstadt 2015|
|Editors||C. Sebastian Sommer, Suzana Matesic|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2018|
|Event||23rd International Congress on Roman Frontier Studies (LIMES) - Ingoldstadt, Germany|
Duration: 12 Sep 2015 → 23 Sep 2015
|Name||Beiträge zum Welterbe Limes Sonderband|
|Conference||23rd International Congress on Roman Frontier Studies (LIMES)|
|Period||12/09/15 → 23/09/15|
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