By John F. Pile

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The symmetrical plan and placement of the megaron in relation to the forecourt suggest the beginnings of a formal and monumental approach to planning. Excavation of town sites has revealed compact clusters of houses, usually of four or five rooms, grouped along narrow streets or alleys winding about without formal plan. Painted tiles, pottery, and wall paintings give some idea of the design vocabulary of the Aegean cultures, but there are no intact pieces of everyday furniture or other artifacts to suggest a more complete sense of the interior vernacular of houses.

The links were the Etruscan civilization on the Italian peninsula, which had in turn been influenced by the Greek colonies in Italy, and the direct contact that occurred as the Romans invaded Greece and finally made it a part of the Roman empire. e. are known only from surviving traces and from the verbal descriptions provided by the Roman writings of Vitruvius. Houses followed the Greek megaron type with mud brick and wood as primary materials. In temple building, a columned front portico with a gabled pediment above suggests the Greek style of temple architecture.

The Romans also developed concrete, a mix of cement or mortar (the Romans used a volcanic ash called pozzolana) with stones or gravel and water to make a substance that would flow into place in any desired form and subsequently harden into an artificial stone. Stone was the material most used for visible exterior and interior surfaces, but the structure behind the surface of the structure often made use of the easily handled (and inexpensive) brick or concrete in whatever combination was most practical and efficient.

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