In your book CITY: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction read to page 53. If you are really enjoying the book keep reading.
The Introduction is an excellent brief history. The Colosseum as also called the Flavian Amphitheater. It was named that because it was built during the Flavian Dynasty. Dynasty is a time period that one family rules a country or empire. Your parents have a dynasty which is your home and you.
Please take the time to watch the movie. If you have already seen it watch it again. It provides great insight in the life of an architect and the druids of Gaul. Listen for key terms required in city planning. See if your designed city has several of the same requirements.
Amphitheater - A circular or oval building in which gladiator fights and shows of wild beasts took place. The first structures were wooden: stone ones were later built.
Atrium - The central area of a Roman house. All rooms opened onto this space.
Basilica - A large public building, often near the forum of a Roman town. It was used as law courts and later contained markets.
Domus - A private house. Normally occupied by one family.
Forum - An open space in the middle of a Roman town. It was the social and economic center of the town.
Insula - Roman apartment buildings. Each Apartment was called a cenaculum.
SKETCHUP Part 2
Watch Part 2 of the Video series on getting started. Practice the basics in the video.