Naples Italy History

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  • 1-What were “Decumani” and “ Cardini”?
  • 2-Explain the influence of the Greek civilization on the Neapolitan area.
  • 3-What is the contributions of the ancient Romans on Naples?
  • 4-What is the role of Naples between Greek and Roman art and culture?
  • 5-Contrast Greek- Roman art. Differences and similarities.
  • 6-What happened to Naples after the fall of the Roman Empire.
  • 7-Please name some foreign dominations in Naples indicating their contributions and pointing out eventual achievements.
  • 8-What building material is most prevalent in Neapolitans architecture?
  • 9-Discuss about the Bourbons in Naples.

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Napples Italy history



Napples was a city founded by the ancient Greeks, who settled in southern Italy. It faces
the Mediterranean Sea and is located near Mount Vesuvius. It has a population of more than 5
million people who are in the urban areas, provincial and municipal areas. It was conquered in by
the Romans in 326 BC and it continued to thieve as rich Romans build holidays villas as it was
along the coast. It also had a busy port which made the cities to thrive well and become the third
largest urban economy in Italy by population. Naples can pride itself for being a modern city
and a major cultural center for art and architecture (Chiosi,2007).
“Decumani” and “Cardini’’
Decumani were roads which were oriented from east to west, they were used mainly in
city planning by the Romans. They were three parallel to each other and to the coast. Usually,
they acted as a connection between port praetorian which was a military camp very close to the
enemy to the porta Decumani which was away from the enemy. Cardini, on the other hand, were
the roads that originated from north to south crossroad street. These two helped divide the city
and form a structure of the city something that is admired even to date (Brambilla 2006).
Influence of the Greek civilization on the Neapolitan area
The Greek had played a huge role in the culture of the Neapolitan city in terms of their
sculpture and architecture. It is one of the cultures that many cultures both modern and old,
continue to influence. Greeks are the people who built Napoli’s and since they lived there, many
people knew their language and their customs. The elite ...

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