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2 Trajan’s Forum Ali and Athena

3 Forum and Layout  A forum is a large public square; Trajan’s includes a market, basilica, temples, and libraries on the outskirts  Built by Apollodorus of Damascus  Last of the imperial fora

4 Forum and Layout (cont.)  Forums are the center of social and political life during these times  News and important events are discussed here  Contains vital governmental buildings

5 About the Trajan Forum  Paved with white marble and lined with stoa  Large equestrian statue of Trajan in the middle  On the northern side is the Basilica Ulpia, a judicial building, with a sqinch  Has exedrae on lateral sides of the central piazza (square shaped open area)

6 Trajan’s Market  Next to forum on the Northeast side  Made of concrete and brick (they’re fireproof!)  150+ shops and offices on multiple levels  Groin vaulted main hall  Floor levels added in middle ages; it was fortified for defensive purposes

7 Pompeii and the House of the vettii  Marx Zhan, John Stokes, Andrew Brennen

8 History The oldest ruins in Pompeii date back to the 8th century BCE Pompeii was a major port city, thriving in trade Due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, it was lost for nearly 1700 years before being discovered in its nearly pristine state Many buildings and art pieces are very well preserved

9 House of the vettii - history Built in the 2nd century BCE, then rebuilt in approximately 62 CE as part of a remodeling project. Frescoes and art were finished shortly after the remodeling was completed. Example of traditional Roman home design Owned by two wealthy merchant brothers, Aulus Vettius Restitutus and Aulus Vettius Conviva.

10 HOUSE OF THE VETTII - ARCHITECTURE AND ART Contained a large peristyle garden just after the entranceway and atrium Large amount of wealth meant it had lots of water, a pool was located in the atrium of the house Many frescoes lined the walls of the home

11 tRaditional roman home FLOORPLAN

12 House of the vettii floorplan

13 Pompeii - Villa of the mysteries Used to celebrate the initiation rites for the god Bacchus (60-50BCE)

14 The Pantheon Dominique Wilson, Emily Norton, Gabbi Thatcher

15  In the aftermath of the Battle of Actium, Marcus Agrippa built and dedicated the original Pantheon during 27 BCE.  Originally, the temple was meant to worship Olympian gods. (Pantheon literally meaning “all the gods”)  The inscription across the front reads: “Marcus Agrippa son of Lucius, who was consul three times.”  In 609, the Byzantine emperor Phocas gave the building to Pope Boniface IV, who converted it to a Christian church.  Rebuilt twice after fires in 80 and 110 AD. History

16  A series of transverse barrel vaults hidden within the twenty foot wall concentrates the weight of the dome on eight massive supports.  The concrete was poured in sections of over a huge molds.  The weight of the dome is relieved by a series of coffers- which also adds geometrical articulation to the hemisphere.  These coffers may have once contained gilded bronze rosettes or stars suggesting the heavens. Plan of the Pantheon

17  A large dome makes up the center of the Pantheon. The dome has a large hole in it to let light in.  Despite this hole, when it rains, the concrete soaks up the extra water.  When rain does manage to get in, it falls through and then drains off through conduits.  Marble veneer (facing) and two tiers of richly colored architectural detail conceal the internal brick arches and concrete structure of the twenty feet thick walls. The Dome

18  Originally, the façade of the porch was literally all viewers could see of the building. Since their approach was controlled by an enclosed courtyard, the actual circular shape of the Pantheon was concealed. Viewers were therefore surprised to pass through the rectilinear and restricted aisles of the portico and the huge main door to encounter the gaping space of the circular room. Original Pantheon

19 Floor Plan Ambulatory

20 Dome

21 The Coliseum Monty Farish Maria Ortiz Alex Cravero

22 Random Facts!  Originally the Flavian Amphitheatre  Elliptical amphitheater in the center of Rome  Largest ever built by Roman Empire  Built of concrete and stone

23 Pretty, Pretty Floor Plan

24 More Random Facts!  Ruined because of earthquakes and stone- robbers.  Construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian, finished in 80 AD under Titus  Further modifications made during Domitian’s reign (81-96 AD)  Area used to be a very populated village before it was destroyed by the great fire of Rome.

25 Soooo Much Random Facts  Capable of seating 50000 spectators  People were seated according to rank.  Used for gladiatorial battles and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology  Later reused for housing, workshops, quarters for religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine


27 Ara Pacis and Pont-du-Gard Jake Tapia Joey Avioli

28 Ara Pacis - Background  Commissioned for the return of Augustus to Rome  Located in the Northern Outskirts of Rome, Campus Martius  Altar of Peace

29 Ara Pacis - East & West Walls  East Wall – female warrior sitting on weapons symbolizing peace.  West Wall – Romulus and Remus were discovered by a farmer.

30 Ara Pacis – North and South Wall  South Wall – realistic figures, Augustus and Tiberius  North Wall – modern figures. Consists of members of the imperial family. Shows some kind of Hellenistic Prince

31 Pont-du-Gard  Roman aqueduct located in France  Built from 40 to 60 AD 160 feet high, 902 feet long (upper), 21 feet wide.  Built of shelly limestone

32 Pont-du-Gard  Cranes and pulleys built the aqueduct  Part of the Nimes aqueduct to carry water from a spring to Roman colony of Nimes

33 Arch of Titus By: Laira Kelley, Kirby Fitzpatrick, and Sydney Toth

34 Basic Information  Created in 81 C.E. during the Flavian period  Located in Rome  Built by Domitian to commemorate his brother’s capture of Jerusalem in 70 C.E.


36 Architecture  Made of concrete and faced with marble  50 feet tall  Engaged composite columns  Originally a base for a bronze statue of the Emperor in a four horsed chariot

37 Entablature  Inscription says “The Senate and the Roman people to the deified Titus Vespasian Augustus, son of the deified Vespasian.”  Relief on inside walls shows Titus’s soldiers carrying sacred treasures from Jerusalem through Rome.

38 Inside the Arch  Spoils from the Temple of Solomon  Passageway on the inside of the arch  Menorah, return into Rome

39 Inside The arch  Sacking of Jerusalem

40 Lydia Livas Wilson Ward The Basilica of Constantine Or Aula Palatina


42  Built 320 AD  In Trier, Germany  Constantine  “In this sign, you shall conquer”  Edict of milan  Middle ages  Bishop of Trier  World war II  Burned in air raid of allied forces  Rebuilt, but the inner decorations were not restored  Currently a protestant church History


44  Long, high ceiling (220 feet long, 90 feet wide, 98 feet high)  Brick, concrete  Building elongation due to the window size  Originally not a free standing structure-had smaller rooms attached  Hollow floor heating system  Engaged Columns  Round arches Architecture

45 Floor Plan

46 Current Interior


48 Bath of Caracalla Christina Pistilli Rachel Masterson Aubrey Walter

49 The YMCA of Rome A-Calidarium (hot bath) B-Nymphaeum C-Great Hall D-Frigidarium (Swimming Pool) E-Courts G-Palaestra (gym for boxing) H-Lecture Halls I-Vestibules L-Dressing Rooms N-Steam Baths Q-Lounges S-Gymnasia T-Study Rooms V-Nymphaea

50 Bath of Caracalla general information  Location- Roman Italy  Time- 212AD – 216 AD during the reign of emperor Caracalla  Would have to install 2000 tons of material for 6 years to complete this

51 History  211 CE septimius severus began the construction of the public baths on the south east side of Rome  For recreational and educational uses  Colored of colorful marble and mosaics  Groin and barrel vault  Had large bay windows for natural light  They had low ground furnaces that warmed up baths  Other facilities included exercise rooms, shops, dressing rooms, gardens, stadium, libraries, painting gallery, auditoriums, and huge water reservoir


53 Art found inside  Baths were a site for important sculpture like Farnese Bull and Farnese Hercules


55 La Banditaccia Necropolises Of Cerveteri By Kemplin Kaley And Keagan Lee


57 City of the Dead  La Banditaccia, was laid out similar to a town  Streets linked burial mounds and tombs  Tomb chambers partly or completely excavated underground, some completely cut out of solid bedrock.  All burial tombs had roofs, some with corbel vaulting

58  In tombs such as these, equestrian painter depicted happy bright subjects showing a tangible world beyond the tomb  Brightly colored scenes of everyday leisurely life,decorated the tombs walls  Though the Tomb of the Diver is from Terquinia, it depicts the frivolity of these paintings well

59  Some tombs are carved out of the rock to mimic rooms and houses.  The Tomb of Reliefs is fully furnished, even  Couches jugs and even robes were carved and molded.

60  Remains of the deceased were either cremated and placed in a funerary urn or placed into a Sarcophagus  Sarcophagus from Certeveri, depicts a couple happily engaging the viewer.  Despite the archaic smile this piece holds a very different feel compared to the Greek funerary steala


62 Thanks for watching!

63 Valerie Sarge and Neelav Dutta Arch of Constantin e

64 The Arch

65 Inscription  “To the Emperor Constantine, from the Senate and the Roman people. Since through divine inspiration and great wisdom he has delivered the state from the tyrant and his party with his army and noble arms, [we] dedicate this arch decorated with triumphal insignia.”  Commemorates the victory over Maxentius in 312 CE.  Three arches; larger than the Arch of Titus nearby.

66 Hadrianic Tondi

67 Hadrian  The tondi and other ‘triumphal insignia’ were derived from other monuments.  For example, the tondi were recovered from a monument to Hadrian.  The left tondi represents a boar hunt; the right represents a sacrifice to Apollo. Constantine had them re-carved to represent himself in Hadrian’s place.

68 Reliefs: Marcus Aurelius

69 Marcus Aurelius  The panels to the top left and right were derived from a monument to a victory by Marcus Aurelius over the Germans.  The statues above the columns are unrelated; those were derived from a monument by Trajan.

70 Trajan  The inner walls contain reliefs showing Trajan’s victory over the Dacians, and above the columns are large statues of prisoners also made under Trajan.

71 Purpose  This reuse led to a partial transferal of the old Roman virtues, comparing Constantine to earlier emperors.

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