Great Buildings – Inspired by Romans

Cass Gilbert was inspired by Roman design and architecture when he designed US Supreme Court building. Did you know that in ancient Rome lawyers were not paid for their services? They were upper-class patricians who studied rhetoric and then argued cases in order to gain a reputation, advance themselves politically and perform a public service. They would receive gifts from grateful clients, so they operated similar to non-profit organizations, on donations.

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