Poster Title (Current Submission)

Reconstructing Roman Fountains

Major(s)

Anthropology

Minor(s)

Ancient Civilization, Art History

Mentor Name

Brenda Longfellow

Mentor Department

Art History

Abstract

Ancient Roman fountains reflect much about the lives of the Roman civilization. Fountains were a social gathering spot and were therefore great venues for political propaganda and the expression of social status. Unfortunately, these ancient fountains are greatly decayed and many have a difficult time visualizing them. By reconstructing these ancient Roman fountains into 3d computer models, one can more easily visualize the fountains in their more complete form. In turn, one can more readily determine the political and social motivations for erecting splendid water features central to the Roman way of life.

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Reconstructing Roman Fountains

Ancient Roman fountains reflect much about the lives of the Roman civilization. Fountains were a social gathering spot and were therefore great venues for political propaganda and the expression of social status. Unfortunately, these ancient fountains are greatly decayed and many have a difficult time visualizing them. By reconstructing these ancient Roman fountains into 3d computer models, one can more easily visualize the fountains in their more complete form. In turn, one can more readily determine the political and social motivations for erecting splendid water features central to the Roman way of life.