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Domitian's Palace

The Palace of Domitian lies on Palatine hill, built on the grounds of many previous imperial homes, like of Nero and Augustus. This location also conveniently allows it to overlook the Circus Maximus. The palace was an architectural marvel of its time, boasting intricate room shapes, fountains, and peristyle gardens; this was all made possible…

The Great Sunken Garden of the Flavian Palace (Hippodrome)

The great sunken garden of the Flavian Palace, or the Hippodrome, is a large, oval-shaped, garden area that greatly resembles the size and shape of a circus, which is where the nickname Hippodrome is derived from. It is unknown what exactly was in the gardens, aside from a fountain at either end. No doubt it was lush with exquisite vegetation,…

Domitian's Palace

This is the lavish palace of the Emperor Domitian; this work of architectural mastery is known for its emphasis on power and strength atop the Palatine Hill. Today ruins speak to how highly Domitian thought of himself as an emperor.

Palace of Domitian

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The Palace of Domitian is located on Palatine Hill and covers over 3 hectares. The Palace is built around peristyle courts and was built in blocks. The palace used to be quite grand, composed of waterworks, marble, and gold. The palace demonstrates Domitian’s power and personality. The emperor’s seating was often elevated above guests, such as in…

Hippodrome in the Palace of Domitian

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Domitian's palace, known as the Flavian Palace or Domus Flavia, is located on top of the Palatine Hill in Rome. This massive structure was commissioned by Domitian and designed by Rabirius in the years of 81 AD to 92 AD. The hippodrome in the palace is said to get its name because it mirrors the image of other hippodromes, such as the Circus…

Palace of Domitian

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A view of Domitian's palace, or the Domus Flavia, on the Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus. This incredibly ornate palace is notable for many reasons, including its apses where Domitian could lounge separated from his guests, and its multiple, huge courtyards.