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Hippodrome Garden

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The Hippodrome Garden (the stadium) of Domitian is one of the three parts of Domitian’s Palace on the Palatine Hill (the other two are Domus Flavia and Domus Augustana). The Stadium extends at the east of Domus Augustana and looks like a small version of Roman Circus. It is actually a sunken garden where Domitian can walk around quietly and alone.…

Arcus Argentariorium

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It is an ancient Roman arch located between the Palatine Hill and the Tiber River on the Via del Velabro. It is not a triumphal arch as there are no curves [you mean, no arched bay?] and is said to be commissioned by the local money-changers and merchants in honor of Septimius Severus. This arch can be an example of “damnatio memoriae” as the…

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina is an ancient Roman temple located in the Roman Forum and was converted into a Roman Catholic Church during the medieval time. It is commissioned by Emperor Antoninius Pius and originally dedicated to his wife Faustina. After Antoninus died and was deified, the successor, Marcus Aurelius re-dedicated the temple…

Capitolium at Ostia

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The Capitolium is a temple located in Ostia. It is the largest temple in Ostia, facing the Temple of Augustus and Rome and is well visible as it raised on a tall podium, just like the Temple of Jupiter Massimo on the Capitoline in Rome. The Capitolium is a great example of Imperial Roman architecture, marked by the high podium and long steps only…

Trajan's Market

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Located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali nowadays, Trajan’s Market is a part of Trajan’s Forum and situated on the northeast side of Basilica Ulpia. It now holds the Imperial Forums Museum. The complex of buildings includes market, small shop fronts and residential block, and is one of the typical and finest examples of Imperial Roman architectures…