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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.…

Domitian’s Palace

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The palace is located on and occupies the majority of the Palatine Hill. The public section of the palace was originally comprised of two large halls on the west side of the complex, which functioned as an audience chamber and banquet hall respectively. The photo itself shows the courtyard located between the audience chamber and dining hall. This…

Flavian Palace (Domitian's Palace)

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The imperial palace built to for both public and private use for the emperors. It is located on the Palatine Hill in Rome overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum.

Domitian's Palace

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This is a courtyard in the Palace of Domitian. The palace is located on Palatine Hill. The palace was luxurious, consisting of immense waterworks and expensive decorations such as marble. It reflected the emperor's power and prestige. The palace was divided into public and private areas. The private, residential areas were the most lavish in the…

Waterwork in the Palace of Domitian

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This is an example of a waterwork in the Palace of Domitian. The palace had numerous lavish waterworks to emphasize the power of the emperor. Since there was no running water at this time, the manipulation of water to the top of Palatine Hill showed Domitian's power. When visitors enter new rooms in the palace, there would often be a fountain that…

Apse in the Palace of Domitian

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This is an apse in the Palace of Domitian. Rooms such as the Basilica, the Aula Regia, and the dining room had apses for the emperor. He would listen to citizens, hear court cases, or watch dinner parties from them. The apses were often elevated above the people, so Domitian used them to project an image of his power to the people.