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Stadium of Domitian

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Domitian commissioned this project in 80 AD [no earlier than 81 AD, as he only became emperor then] as a gift to the people. The stadium would be used for athletic contests (footraces) and act as a sort of gathering space for Roman entertainment. Domitian was probably attempting to establish himself as a "good emperor" with this project. Theā€¦