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Arch of Titus

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Emperor Domitian commissioned the Arch of Titus in the 1st century AD to commemorate his brother, Titus, upon his death. The arch serves as a commemorative and triumphal arch, and is situated on the Via Sacra, near the Roman Forum.

Arch of Titus

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Located on the via sacra, this arch was constructed by the emperor Domitian after the death of his older brother, emperor Titus, who ruled from 79 to 81 A.D. This arch commemorates their father, the emperor Vespasian as well. Military victories are shown on the arch, such as the siege of Jerusalem which occurred in 70 A.D. This arch deifies Titus,…

Arch of Titus

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When Vespasian became emperor, he was fighting a war in Judea. His son Titus took over the war and finished off the Judean rebels, using the spoils for building projects (Flavian Amphitheatre). After Vespasian died, Titus only held power for 18 months with terribly bad luck (fire, disease, crop failure). The arch was built by Domitian to…

The Flavian Amphitheatre

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Vespasian began construction on the Flavian Amphitheatre in 70 AD as proof that he was a "good emperor" for the people. Nero's extravagance had left a bad taste in everybody's mouth, so Vespasian built a public venue for entertainment to restore the good name of the emperor. It would be completed after his death. It is located between the…

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater)

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Constructed on top of what was once the lake of the Domus Aurea (and a part of the Roman Forum), the Flavian Amphitheater began construction under the emperor Vespasian and was finished by his son, Titus. Funded by the wealth gained from the spoils of war, the Flavian Amphitheater was a clear public works project meant to sway the public in favor…

Colosseum (Amphitheatrum Flavium)

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The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater of Ancient Rome and has served as a model design for future designers. Its characteristic design for columns increases complexity the higher the level, starting with doric at ground level, rising to ionic for the second floor, and maturing to Roman corinthian for the tops. The architecture also proudly…

Arch of Titus

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This was a triumphal honorific arch created by Domitian in honor of his brother Titus and father Vespasian. Located off the southern edge of the Roman Forum, along the Via Sacra, the arch follows [or sits on] the route of the triumph. It commemorates Titus and Vespasian's victory over the revolution in Judea, as depicted through the reliefs on the…

The Arch of Titus

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A Roman Triumphal Arch, The Arch of Titus, which was erected by Domitian in 81 C.E., stands at the foot of the Palatine Hill on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum. The Arch of Titus commemorates the victories of Domitian's Father, Vespasian and brother, Titus in the Jewish Wars in Judea.

Flavian Amphitheatre or Coliseum

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The Flavian Amphitheatre, now known colloquially as the Coliseum, is a large oval amphitheatre in Rome. The Coliseum was built after the construction of Nero’s Golden House by the Flavian Emperors: Vespasian who began the work in 72 AD, Titus who completed the project in 80 AD, and Domitian who made some further additions. Nero was not a good…