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The Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch built in 315 to commemorate Constatine’s victory over Maxentius in a civil war. The arch is placed between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill while neighboring architectures including the Temple of Venus and Roma. It is the largest Romabn triumphal arch, with depictions of barbarians on the top of the…

Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constantine was built on the via triumphalis, positioned strategically next to the Colosseum, in front of the Colossus of Nero (Sol), and also next to the Temple of Venus and Roma. The arch itself was built by Constantine to commemorate his victory over Maxentius. The reliefs on the arch are a conglomerate of many other artworks from…

Arch of Septimius Severus

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Marble victory arch officially celebrating Septimius Severus' victory over the Parthians, but constructed following a civil war. Depicts a triumphal procession featuring barbarian captives. Geta was chiseled out of the frieze after his murder by Caracalla. Stands in the Roman Forum.

Arch of Septimius Severus

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Situated in the Roman Forum, the Arch of Septimius Severus is a triumphal arch dedicated to the emperor Septimius and his two sons Caracalla and Geta for their victories against the Parthians. The triumphal arch consists of three different arches with reliefs showing various battles and military victories. The Arch is a prime example of damnatio…

Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constantine is located near the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Its material is marble. The Arch was created to celebrate Constantine's I victory over Maxentius. The arch was used during the Triumphal Processions of Roman victors and Generals. The Arch itself has similar scenes of barbarians and the victory of the Roman General and troops.

Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constantine was built by the Roman Senate in 315 AD in honor of Constantine’s successful victory over a faction of rebelling Romans [this is a bit too much taking sides - saying a rival emperor would be more neutral, I think]. The Arch is notable because of its central location, between the Flavian Amphitheater and the Forum Romanum,…

Arch of Septimius Severus

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The monument, constructed out of white marble, depicts the battles of the Parthian wars on its four reliefs. Prisoners of war, barbarians, are depicted in parts of the reliefs, as well as Severus’ sons, Caracalla and Geta, who would later be joint rulers of the empire for a short moment before Caracalla assassinates Geta. This Arch, built in the…

Coin depicting the Arch of Augustus

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This coin, property of the British Museum, depicts on one side the head of Augustus, who was emperor when this coin was minted. The other depicts the triumphal Arch of Augustus. While the Arch of Augustus once stood in the Roman Forum between the Temple of Castor and Temple of Divus Julius, it is no longer present. This coin helps establish how…

Arch of Septimius Severus

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The Arch of Septimius Severus was built in 203 AD to commemorate victories against the Parthians. The Arch currently resides in the Roman Forum at the base of the Capitoline Hill. Initially, Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta sat atop the Arch. However, when Caracalla had Geta assassinated, Caracalla ordered for a damnatio…

Arch of Septimius Severus

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A triumphal arch dedicated to commemorate the victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta, in the two campaigns against the Parthians. Images of Geta were removed from the arch in damnatio memoriae after he was assassinated by Caracalla. It is currently located at the northwest end of the Roman Forum.