Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology, relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.
We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same.
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