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Imperial Fora

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780520079601
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935099 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0005
Imperial Fora

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This chapter begins by describing the Fora of Caesar, and then explains why the said area was constructed. It also enumerates some of the constructions that can be found in the Fora of Caesar. Next, the chapter describes the Forum of Augustus as the second Imperial fora, in chronological order, built by Augustus with money obtained from war booty, as the emperor himself records in his autobiography. It also identifies several important structures in the fora, and describes another forum, the Forum of Nerva or the Transitorium. The chapter enumerates some of the remains that were perceived to be located at the Transitorium, and also discusses the Forum of Trajan and the Temple of Peace.

Keywords: Imperial Fora; Fora of Caesar; Forum of Augustus; Augustus; Forum of Nerva; Forum of Trajan; Temple of Peace

Chapter.  10676 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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