The architectural technique of the arch is a trademark of Ancient Rome. The Romans applied the arch to many of their buildings for two reasons: as a support and for decoration. Two of the first structures to carry arches are bridges and aqueducts. It is sometimes said that the arch originated with the Romans. This should be differently stated because the arch itself was not originated by the Romans, but it was applied with great skill and success to various works of utility, and they made it a universal feature in civil buildings.
The arches themselves were used to commemorate military triumphs and other events such as the accession of a new emperor (Cartwright 1). Roman’s were very proud of their successes and were not afraid to boast their accomplishments to others. Their arches actually served no literal purpose, other than decorative reasons of course. And decorative they were indeed. These arches were covered in intricate details all over, sometimes even sculptures.
Pope Julius was a very ambitious man who realized that he could use the arts to increase his own prestige and power and also the prestige and power of the church. He is responsible for commissioning the following: 1. He commissioned Michelangelo to sculpt his tomb. Michelangelo completed several figures for this important and ambitious project, including Moses and the Slaves. 2.
Napoleon was successful for a variety of reasons until 1806. Motivation, Toulon, tactics, subordinates, ambition, meritocracy, Code Napoleon, Austerlitz and the enemy making mistakes were all very influential in his success. Motivation was a significant reason for Napoleon’s success as having a motivated army that fought hard for their leader was very useful in battle. He took time to speak to his soldiers asking them how their families were, he gave them medals if they deserved it, by doing this he gave them motivation and it also meant that others around them wanted to do better to receive praise themselves from Napoleon. He also gave speeches to the army to motivate them, which also developed the feeling of comradery within the ranks.
As Princeps, Augustus’ reforms in the provinces contributed significantly to transforming and benefiting the people of the provinces. The benefits included establishing peace, security, and stability throughout the empire as well as developing economic prosperity. Augustus’ administrative, economic and military reforms were aimed to better the people of the provinces in turn bettering the Roman people. Peace was a major issue in the provinces. This came about as the Roman Empire spread, more cultures were taken over leading to the new ‘captives’ being discontented with Roman occupation.
ii. 102). He makes the Plebeians feel close to Caesar again and remember the reasons why they loved their leader. Antony is not only passionate in his own words, but he also compels the crowd to have passion toward Caesar, as they did too love him. In addition, Antony’s speech is manipulative.
Tacitus explains that Agricola assisted the “building of temples, public squares and private mansions.” From this we can infer that Agricola was really keen on uniting people within the towns by building communal places where people could go. It also shows that Agricola realised he needed to communicate and gain popularity from the people living in the towns, in order for them to accept his ideas. Later on in this source (Agricola, 21), Tacitus tells us that “gradually” Agricola brought in more and more facilities that the Britons would want (“arcades” and “baths”) which again, gained him more popularity. Some of the most famous of these “baths” can still be found in Bath, England today. As you can see from this source, Agricola made the roman baths a very luxurious place to visit, he almost spoiled the people, gaining their support.
Another characteristic of President Lincoln’s leadership style was that he displayed good moral character. He was honest, fair, sincere and trust worthy. Those who worked under him knew that they could trust President Lincoln because he was consistently fair and was fair and decent both when congratulating and disciplining his subordinates. Another leadership quality that Lincoln possessed that leaders should incorporate into their practices is to set goals and be result-oriented. Setting goals give followers a common end to work towards.
From 1541 onwards, Palladio regularly travelled to Rome with the help of his patron Count Giangiorgio Trissino.  His appreciation of classical architecture was developed during these visits. He strove for beauty in architecture through the use of perfect form and proportion that is pleasing to the eye. Perfect shapes such as circles, squares and cubic squares were favoured. Grandeur was expressed by imposing temple fronts and porticos.
What part did public buildings play in urban life? Urban life played an important role in Roman life, it therefore necessary if one is to fully understand their culture and way of life to identify the important function that certain buildings played. The relationship between the purpose of public buildings and the activities and daily routines of Romans gives us great insight into how urban life was constructed and fairly balanced with seriousness and frivolity. Public buildings solidified Roman identity and at the same time instilled within city state culture the themes of patriotism and loyalty. When visualising the role of public buildings it is clear they were designed to satisfy the needs of the population.