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  Arch of Septimius Severus, Forum Romanum (Photo Archive)
The Arch of Septimius Severus (Arcus Septimii Severi) is a triumphal arch, erected in 203 CE to celebrate the victories of emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta in the wars against the Parthians and the Osroeni in 195 CE and 197 CE.
The Arch of Septimius Severus is a three way triumphal arch, measuring 20.88m in height, 23.27m in width and 11.2m in depth.
On the two lateral arches the spandrels are decorated with fluvial deities and the keystones with deities, that are unidentifiable due to the poor state of conservation.
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  ArtLex on Arch
Arch of Titus, in the Forum of Rome, built in 81 CE to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem.
A diaphragm arch is a transverse, wall-bearing arch that divides a vault or a ceiling into compartments, providing a kind of fire-break.
Arches may take different shapes, as in the pointed Gothic arch, the rounded Roman or Romanesque arch, or the stilted Islamic arch, but all require support from other arches or buttresses.
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 Septimius Severus
Lucius Septimius Severus was born on 1 April AD 145 at Lepcis Magna in Tripolitania.
Severus ignored all of Julianus' threats and pleas, and shortly before his army's arrival at Rome, Julianus was indeed sentenced to death by the senate and was thereafter killed in his deserted palace.
Severus was in essence a military man. And he and his generals naturally sought military glories.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Septimius
Severus was proclaimed emperor by his troops, who marched on Rome and persuaded the Senate to confirm him.
He was a close friend of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, under whom he was libellorum magister [master of the rolls] and later Praetorian prefect; but Severus' son Caracalla had Papinian put to death for reasons that are obscure.
She was of Arab stock and was the wife of Septimius Odenathus.
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 Lepcis Magna: Arch of Severus
Severus' arch was erected for Lepcis' most famous son, the man who was emperor of Rome from 193 to 211.
This is confirmed by the fact that the defeated enemies, so common on an honorific arch, are Parthians, who had been defeated twice by Severus at the beginning of his reign.
The quarries, however, were closed by the age of Septimius Severus, and we must therefore assume that the inner structure is older, and was merely redecorated.
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 Arch of Septimius Severus
The two that remain are the better known Arch of Titus on the eastern end of Forum, the crumbling remains of which were destructively disassembled and then rebuilt by Giuseppe Valadier 1822 (not very authentic) and the Arch of Septimius Severus on the other end at the base of the Capitoline Hill.
The Severus arch is pretty much the same as it was when it was erected in 203 in honor of the victories over the Parthians (in modern Iraq and Iran) of Septimius Severus and his two sons, Geta and Caracalla.
The ground level around the arch has fluctuated a great deal in the almost 1800 years since the arch went up, but now it is almost exactly the same as it was when the arch was built.
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 Essential World Architecture Images- ROME- Arch of Septimus Severus
The white marble Arch of Septimius Severus at the northeast end of the Roman Forum is a triumphal arch erected in 204 AD to commemorate the Parthian victories of the Emperor and his two sons Caracalla and Geta in the two campaigns against the Parthians, of 195 and 203.
The arch was raised on a travertine base originally approached by steps from the Forum's ancient level.
After the death of Septimius Severus his sons Caracalla and Geta were initially joint emperors.
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The triple arched structure was decorated with fragments from older Roman monuments, testifying to the decline of the arts in the Late Empire.
The triple Arch of Septimius Severus, nearly 21m high and over 23m wide is entirely faced with marble and was erected in AD 203 to honor the 10th anniversary of the emperor's ascension.
The Temple of Castor and Pollux was originally built in 484 BC by the dictator Aulus Postumius in honor of the twin heroes Castor and Pollux, whose miraculous appearance at the battle of Lake Regillus (496 BC) resulted in the victory for the Romans over the Tarquins.
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 roman forum arch of septimius severus
The triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus was erected in 203 AD in memory of the glorious victories of the Mesopotamian campaigns, illustrated in the reliefs.
Septimius Severus restored stability to the Roman empire after the tumultuous reign of the emperor Commodus and the civil wars that erupted in the wake of Commodus' murder.
This arch was erected in honor of Septimius Severus and his sons, Caracalla and Geta but the name of Geta was obliterated after Caracalla had him murdered so as to be the emperor successor.
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 Ancient Sites - Rome - Arch of Septimius Severus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arch of Septimius Severus is one of three surviving triumphal arches in Rome (The other two are the Arches of Constantine and Titus).
It was erectd in 203 AD to commemorate the victories of the emperors Septimius Severus, along with his sons Carcalla and Geta, in battles against the Parthians and the Osroeni in 195 AD and 197 AD.
Th arch itself is in good condition, but hundreds of years of weathering and pollution have marred the once intricate reliefs adorning the arch.
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 Livius Picture Archive: Rome - Arch of Septimius Severus
Although the statues on the top of the arch are now lost, the reliefs have lost their painting, and two reliefs are almost illegible, the monument as a whole is very well-preserved.
Septimius Severus (bust from the Musei Capitolini, Rome) came to power in 193.
Severus, the governor of Pannonia, gained the support of the army of the Danube and marched on Rome.
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 Arch of Constantine, Rome [Introduction - part 1 of 6] (Photo Archive)
The arch is located in the valley of the Colosseum, between the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum, along the road taken by the triumphal processions.
Construction began immediately, and the arch was finished in a few years, to be consecrated in 315/316 CE on the tenth anniversary of Constantine's rise to power.
The Arch of Constantine is a three-way arch, measuring 21m in height, 25.7m in width and 7.4m in depth.
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 CafeTrip.com (Rome) - Arch Of Septimius Severus Pictures, Information, Wallpaper & Pics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This white marble triumphal arch was constructed to commemorate the Parthian victories of the Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons Caracalla and Geta.
The Arch (referring to the whole structure) has three arches (located inside the main structure) that rest on piers, in front of which are detached Composite columns on pedestals.
The arch is considered one of the more preserved of the many Roman architectural sites, but many of its features have been ruined by time and nature.
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 Dartmouth Foreign Programs in Rome 2003
The Arch of Titus was interesting, albeit seemingly naked with its lack of grand exterior design but typically ornate, Flavian d├ęcor on some parts of it, such as the underbelly.
Septimius Severus’ arch was comparatively much more decorated, with complicated friezes, three fornices (archways), and four columns protruding from each side that served no architectural purpose other than decoration.
The sack of Jerusalem from the Arch of Titus
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 Arch of Septimius Severus Rome Monuments
As part of his triumph, an arch was built to commemorate the victory in 203 CE.
But, luckily for us, the tourist and historian, this arch remains remarkably untouched as a church was partially built into it, thus protecting it, although parts of it would be covered over by dirt and worn out from pollution.
The purpose of a Roman arch is to depict the scenes of the war and to honour the name of the victor.
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 Arch of Titus
This arch, dramatically situated at the highest point of the Via Sacra, is one of the most celebrated monuments in the Forum Romanum.
The oldest surviving arch in Rome, it is the simplest, has only one opening, and is perhaps most well-proportioned of the arches still standing.
There are several interesting relief sculptures on the arch, including depictions of the apotheosis of Titus (which is why the arch inscription refers to Divus Titus), and the spoils of the Jerusalem Temple carried in triumphal procession.
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 The Arch of Septimius Severus, Roman Forum
Erected in 203 A.D. to honor Septimius Severus for his victories, the Arch of Septimius Severus has an interesting history.
The arch has an inscription on top to Septimius Severus and his son, Caracalla, but upon closer inspection one can see that part of the inscription hides another inscription.
Apparently the arch was originally dedicated not only to Septimius Severus and his son Caracalla but also to Severus' other son, Geta.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Severus
Although he won a triumph in a campaign (232) against Ardashir I of Persia, he could not maintain discipline among...
(Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus), 164-218, Roman emperor (217-18).
A Moorish officer, prefect of the Praetorian Guard under Caracalla, he was threatened by the emperor's murderous plans.
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 Rome, the ROMAN FORUM - Foro Romano, the ancient Roman Forum centre of Rome's social and political life
Opposite view, seen from the centre of the forum: the Capitol Hill and of the Arch of Septimius Severus are in the forefront.
In the highest part you find an impressive engraving: "[by the] The Senate and People of Rome [their acronym is the famous SPQR] divine Titus son of divine Vespasianus son of divine (emperor) Vespasian Augustus".
This arch is famous especially for its celebration of Titus' quashing of the Jewish revolt of 70 AD, which brought to the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, still mourned by the Jews up till now.
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 Rome - Temple of Vespasian, Arch of Septimius Severus
Temple of Vespasian, Arch of Septimius Severus-East from the Capitol
The three columns nearest to us on the left belong to the Temple of Vespasian; the noble arch seen back of them is that of Septimius Severus, while close to us, on the right, we see a fragment of the Temple of Saturn.
In a general way it began on this western end at the Arch of Severus and extended toward the right or east about three hundred and twenty-five feet, that is, to the point seen over the fragment of the Temple of Saturn.
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 Arch of Severus - Rome, Italy - Great Buildings Online
A classic example of the triumphal arch type.
"The Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, commemorating the emperor's Parthian campaigns, was built of white marble in traditional triple-arched form, but shows a new freedom in the style of its relief decorations."
One of Severus' principal monuments in Rome "was the great arch he built over the Via Sacra near the slopes of the Capitoline hill.
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 Arch of Septimius Severus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the eastern end of the forum, this arch is one of the best preserved within the city.
Entirely faced in marble, it was built in the year 203 by the Emperor Septimius Severus to commemorate the tenth year of his reign.
This view is of the base of one of the monumental columns on the west face of the arch.
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 Leptis Magna Things to Do Tips by iwys - VirtualTourist.com
The four-way arch is a magnificent structure built of limestone.
The arch stands at the intersection of the city's two main roads, the Decumanus, which ran east-west through the city and connected Alexandria to Carthage, and the north-south axis, the Cardo Maximus.
The new Forum, built in the 2nd century AD during the reign of Septimius Severus, measures 100m by 60 m, that is a similar area to a football pitch.
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 Arch of Septimius Severus - History for Kids!
The men who carved this arch, unlike those who carved the Arch of Titus, used stone drills to cut away the stone, creating areas of high contrast darkness and light.
That's enough for us to read the inscription, and also for us to see where Septimius Severus' son Caracalla, when he became emperor and killed his brother Geta, had his brother's name scratched out of the inscription.
The Arch of Septimius Severus in the Roman Forum, by R. Brilliant (1987).
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 The Ecole Chronology Project
146 CE: Africa - (c) Septimius Severus is born at Lepcis Magna.
193 CE: Italy - (-211) Septimius Severus is Emperor of Rome.
202 CE: Egypt - Origen's father, Leonidas, is martyred during the persecution of Septimius Severus.
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 the Forum
The first monument to strike our eyes was the Arch of Septimius Severus, an ornate triumphal arch commemorating one of Rome's 3rd-century emperors.
West of the Arch of Septimius Severus, and to the north of the Rostrum, there stood some scattered remains of two Roman temples.
It is the Arch of Titus, dedicated to the future emperor who gained fame by crushing a rebellion in Judea in AD 70.
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 Forum Romanum: The Arch of Septimius Severus
The erection purpose of this arch was the celebration of the victories in war over the Partians and their allies in Mesopotamia and Syria (195-199 CE) by the emperor Septimius Severus (period of reign: 193-211 CE) and his sons Caracalla and Geta.
PATRI PATRIAE PARTHICO ARABICO ET The inscription on the Arch of Septimius Severus.
According to the images of the arch on Roman coins, high on top of the arch statues of the emperor and his sons were placed in a chariot with six horses, flanked to the left and the right by other statues on horseback.
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 The Roman Forum
When the Roman Empire fell, the Forum became forgotten, buried and was used as a cattle pasture during the Middle Ages.
The arch of Titus and the arch of Septimius Severus still stand and are in good shape.
Picture taken looking at the forum through the arch of Septimius Severus to the Arch of Titus.
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