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Domus Flavia

The Domus Flavia was designed by the architect Rabirius to serve as Emperor Domitian's residential complex. The palace, located on the Palatine Hill, is divided into two separate areas: one for entertaining guests, and one for the private residence. The latter area also contains the sunken gardens.

Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus was an ancient chariot racing stadium with the ability to seat up to 250,000 people, roughly one quarter of Rome's population. It was constructed in the 6th Century BC by Roman kings, but was greatly sculpted by Julius Caesar. Located between the Palatine and Aventine hills, its location allowed the Emperor easy access to the…

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

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

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…

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.

The Arch of Constantine: Gaulish Barbarians

A triumphal arch dedicated to Constantine I located between Palatine Hill and the Colosseum along the Triumphal Road; built in 315 AD after Constantine I's victory over Maxentius in 312. Statues of four barbarians, likely from Gaul, on the top of arch.

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…