Apollodorus of Damascus( Roman architect)
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Biography Apollodorus of Damascus
The heyday of the first quarter accounted for 2. BC. Syria Greek origin, 105 Apollodorus supervised the construction of the famous bridge of Trajan over the Danube, after which the Emperor invited him to Rome. Implemented Apollodorus built in Rome, he created the glory of one of the most illustrious architects of antiquity. His biggest achievement - the Forum of Trajan, built mainly in the 107-113. This grand complex, . composition of which included a grand entrance arch, . surrounded by a colonnaded courtyard, . multistring Ulpe basilica and symmetrical building two libraries, . Greek and Latin, . facades which were addressed to the enormous column of Trajan,
. Later Apollodorus has attached to the Forum of Trajan extensive market. Apollodorus the synthesis of the principles of Hellenistic architecture of their homeland with the Roman tradition. According to legend, Apollodorus had fallen out of favor with the successor of Trajan, the emperor Hadrian, for severe criticism to which he subjected the architectural designs of the last. The emperor ordered the first invoke, and then kill the architect. Excellence project of the Roman Pantheon (ca. 125) prompted many researchers to assume that Apollodorus was involved in its creation. Before our time reached a significant segment of the book of Apollodorus About siege case.