Posted by Paul Malo on September 11, 2002 at 18:53:46:
In Reply to: Pantheon Architect posted by Ethan on September 11, 2002 at 18:32:24:
Hadrian, as Emperor of Rome, was a great patron of architecture. Apparently he had a keen personal interest in it, as the remains of his vast villa at Tivoli testify. Probably he was something of an amateur architect, perhaps like Thomas Jefferson--or at least as involved in grand projects of his own envisioning as Nelson Rockefeller. Probably the Pantheon was Hadrian's true creation, in terms of its genesis--but it may be misleading to imagine the Emperor of Rome making drawings and supervising construction. Rome had plenty of very capable architects to execute the Emperor's vision.
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