When Greece was finally conquered by Rome, its culture was far from
lost. Many Greek ideas and culture were taken and adapted by the Romans.
Aptly stated, "Captive Greece made Rome captive." The Romans,
as hard as they tried, could never completely crush Grecian culture.
Though there are clear differences between Roman works of art and architecture
and Greek ones, the Romans definitely owed a lot of the Greeks. Imitation
is said to be the highest form of flattery and that is exactly what
the Romans did by making many stone copies of Greek original statues.
Columns were used extensively as well, though Greeks would never have
mixed different orders in the same building.