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  Forum Romanum, Rome (Photo Archive)
The Forum Romanum is located in a valley between the Capitoline Hill on the west, the Palatine Hill on the south, the Velia on the east and Quirinal Hill and the Esquiline Hill to the north.
Basilica Julia - Julius Caesar's basilica on the Forum Romanum
Temple of Vesta - An ancient temple for Vesta, the goddess of the hearth, in the Roman Forum
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  Roman Forum - Crystalinks
The Forum is also the origin of the first Latin population 2600 years ago.
The Temple of the Castors was dedicated by Postumius to the Dioscuri, demigods who, according to legend, appeared on the Roman Forum to announce the victory of the Romans over the Tarquins in 494 B.C. The temple was erected by Postumius' son on January 27, 484 B.C. The temple underwent many transformations throughout the centuries.
The Arch of Titus was dedicated to Titus for his victory over Judea by the Senate, the Roman population, and Titus' brother Domitianus in 79 A.D. Inside the arch are engravings depicting the conquest of Jerusalem.
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 Roman Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Forum: View of the Basilica of Maxentius or Constantine, with its three large vaults from the northern section aisle of the building (the southern aisle and central vaults are collapsed).
Forum: The arches, engaged columns, and tufa substructure of the Tabularium, built during the reign of Sulla in 78 B.C. (finished during reign of Quintus Lutatius Catulus).
Forum: The Forum Transitorium of the Forum of Nerva provided a sort of monumental gate between the Forum of Nerva and the Forum of Augustus.
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 Daily Life in Ancient Rome - Welcome to Ancient Rome!
The father instructed his sons in Roman law, history, customs, and physical training, to prepare for war.Reverence for the gods, respect for law, obedience to authority, and truthfulness were the most important lessons to be taught.
Most ancient Romans had some sort of shine in their home, which might be a small display or a grand, separate room, to honor the household god.
The Romans also used concrete (an ancient Roman invention!) to build the dome of the Pantheon, a temple dedicated to all the Roman gods, which even today is still one of the largest single-span domes in the world.
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 The Roman Forum - collective - Great Buildings Online
The podiums of the temples of Caesar and the Dioscuri were often used as orators' platforms and it is in this part of the Forum that the meetings of the comitia took place.
"The Roman Forum was not simply the core of an ancient city; for many it was the center of the universe.
From Scotland to the Sahara, and from Gibraltar to the Euphrates, the Roman Empire was in control.
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 Roman Forum, Rome
The Forum thus developed into a complex of buildings serving the purposes of Rome's religious, political and commercial life, increasing in splendor as the city grew in power.
It was not until the 18th and 19th centuries that systematic excavations brought the ancient buildings to light under a layer of earth and rubble between 10m/30ft and 15m/50ft deep.
Forum in Rome, was formerly religious, political, & commercial center of Roman empire.
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 Ancient Roman Forum, Roman Forums, Roman Forum History, Earthquakes in Roman Forums
Roman Forum history dates back to 6th century BC, and the oldest surviving foundation from these times is the Temple of Saturn.
Roman Forum history dictates that any citizen in need of fire could then visit the Temple of Vesta and receive fire for their homes.
The final chapter in Roman Forum history ended when many of its proud building blocks were removed throughout the years to create new architectural wonders, thus relegating it to same fate as so many other legendary landmarks of the Roman Empire.
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 roman forum, monuments of Rome, monuments of Rome, Italy
The site of the Forum was a marshy and unhealthy valley which lay roughly at the centre of a circle of hills upon which grew small villages.
In the VII cent b.C., under the Etruscan king Tarquin the Elder, the stagnant water in the Forum was drained into the Tiber through a channel which was to become the great Sewer Cloaca Maxima, it was paved and became a real square at the centre of a town.
The northern short side of the Forum was closed by the Rostra, the orators' platform to which the Romans had fixed the prows (rostra) of the enemy ships defeated at Antium (338 b.C.).
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 ItalyGuides.it: The Roman Forum, Rome Italy
The formation of the Forum valley was to the erosion of a bank of volcanic tufa by a stream named the Velabrum, which meandered between the Palatine and Capitoline hills toward the Tiber.
During the Middle Ages, when the population gradually settled in the Campus Martius, the Forum – although strew with debris – came to be used as grazing for cattle and acquired the name of Campo Vaccino ("the cattle field").
It was not until the 19th century that the archaeologists began to unearth the half-buried ruins, digging sometimes as deep as 65 feet.
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 Roman Forum Summary
The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum, although the Romans called it more often the Forum Magnum or just the Forum) was the central area around which ancient Rome developed, in which commerce, business, prostitution, cult and the administration of justice took place.
Christian Hülsen: The Roman Forum (at LacusCurtius; Hülsen was one of the principal excavators of the Forum)
The Roman Forum consisted of many things such as the Curia, the meeting place for the Roman Senate, the Comitium Well, or assembly place, the Basilica the meeting place for law courts, social gatherings, and business, and the Rostra, the speaker's platform that was built to serve the young government.
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 The National Latin Exam: Roman Forum Scripts
Forum Romanum presents news from the ancient world as it happens.
Forum Romanum is presented entirely in Latin, though some English subtitles and vocabulary words appear on screen to establish context and aid comprehension.
Forum Romanum is not intended to be an exercise in oral Latin, it is intended to be a Latin
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 Roman Forum Rome Italy Roma Roman Forum
The Roman Forum was the section of ancient Rome that served as the centre of government.
Romans went to the Forum to hear famous orators speak and to see the valuables seized after distant battles.
The Roman Forum has witnessed some of the greatest Roman and possibly world events, such as Cicero's stirring speeches on the floor of the Curia in the 60's B.C. to save the Republic from Catiline's rebellion and the giving of imperial powers to Augustus in 27 B.C. making him the first emperor.
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 Rome, the ROMAN FORUM - Foro Romano, the ancient Roman Forum centre of Rome's social and political life
The awesome icon of ancient Rome's might and of the engineering cleverness of the Romans, but also of the worst side of its culture, it is now a scenic and romantic sight.
Opposite view, seen from the centre of the forum: the Capitol Hill and of the Arch of Septimius Severus are in the forefront.
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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 Roman Forums- Rome, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
FORUM ROMANUM - With the name Forum Romanum are called all the monuments which remaining parts are standing between the Capitol, the Colosseum, the Imperial Fora and the Palatine.
Roman Forums: The Circus Maximus - The Vallis Murcia
The Roman FORUM was the centre of the civic and economic life of Rome in the Republican era and kept its prominent role even in the Imperial age.
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 Rome Hotels Roman Forums Rome B&Bs: Roman Forum Rome Forum Romanum Italy
The list below reports he hotels selected for the Roman Forum, the real center of ancient Rome, where it's possible to walk at the same time in the place where Caesar's body was cremated and Mark Antony made the famous funeral speech from the rostri.
Roman Forum surely is the area with the highest frequency of places worthy of visiting: apart from all archeological sites, Campidoglio Hill, Colosseum, Nero's Domus Aurea are only some of our suggestions!!
Colosseum and Roman Forum as well as Trevi Fountain are far only 10 minutes on foot...
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 Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math FAQ: Roman Numerals
The biggest Roman numeral is M, for 1000, so one easy way to write large numbers is to line up the Ms: MMMMMMM would be 7000, for instance.
Introduction to Roman numerals, their history, large numbers, and a Java applet that converts a number from Roman to Arabic numerals.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel School of Education.
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 Forum Romanum (Roman Forum)
This triumphal arch was built in the 1st century A.D. by Titus's brother, Domitian, in his honor.
Eventually it was paved and became the epicenter of the Roman Empire.
Great basilicas, or law courts, were built, beginning in the 2nd century B.C. Here were located the Curia, or Senate house, and the Comitia, or assembly place of the people.
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 Roman Forum - History for Kids!
This is the main forum in Rome, the biggest and the most important of the Roman fora (one forum, two fora).
Little by little, rich men added temples, statues, triumphal arches, and basilicas to the forum, until by the time of Julius Caesar the forum was very crowded.
The Colosseum and the Roman Forum, by Martyn Whittock (2002).
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 Pre-Roman Tomb Found Beneath Roman Forum | LiveScience
ROME (AP)—Archaeologists digging beneath the Roman Forum have discovered a 3,000-year-old tomb that pre-dates the birth of ancient Rome by several hundred years.
Archaeologists were excavating under the level of the ancient forum, a popular tourist site, when they dug up the tomb, which they suspect is part of an entire necropolis, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
Last year, archaeologists who have been digging for some two decades in the forum said they believed they found evidence of a royal palace roughly dating to the period of the legendary founding.
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 Forum Romanum
This classic work, written by Harold Johnston and revised by Mary Johnston, provides a clear and concise introduction to Roman daily life.
Topics covered include the family, the Roman name, marriage and the position of women, children and education, slaves, clients, the house and its furniture, clothing, food and meals, amusements, travel and correspondence, religion, funeral ceremonies and burial customs.
This turn-of-the-century textbook, from the era when no student could go through school without a heavy dose of Greek and Roman history, covers 1,200 years in under 350 pages.
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 Roman Forum (Foro Romano) - Rome - Reviews of Roman Forum (Foro Romano) - TripAdvisor
if you want to learn about the history of the roman forum without joining the typical "we are tourists!" tour group you could try a downloadable audio walking tour from walki-talki.com.
The entrance to the Forum is free, and you do not need a tour operator to help you avoid long lines.
Before we got to the Forum I was unclear about exactly what it was, and when we saw it, it...
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 The Roman Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Rostra is one of the most famous places in the Roman Forum, because it is the public speaking platform that many famous speeches were given from.
The Roman Forum has been a place of wonder and awe throughout the centuries.
Most subsequent emperors built their own forums including Nerva, Vespacian, and Trajan, who built the largest which covered and area of 25 acres.
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 The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is located in a valley that is between the Palatine hill and the Capitoline hill.
It originally was a marsh, but the Romans drained the area and turned it into a center of political and social activity.
When the Roman Empire fell, the Forum became forgotten, buried and was used as a cattle pasture during the Middle Ages.
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 Roman Forum - Tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
Though ruins are all that remain, there's enough to conjure up in our minds the mighty temples, basilicas and triumphal arches that stood in the glory days of the Caesars.
When the Roman Empire crumbled, the forum deteriorated, was ransacked by invaders, and was cannibalized for its marble for use in construction elsewhere.
By the middle ages, the ruins were smothered with accumulated dirt - and were largely forgotten.
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 Archaeology of the Forum and Palatine
Facade of the Temple of Magna Mater on a Roman relief at the Villa Medici
The Forum in the 4th century (painting of reconstructed Forum)
Inscription of Surdinus in the paving of the Forum
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 Roman Forum (Foro Romano), Palatine Hill (Palatino), and Palatine Museum (Museo Palatino) | Museum/Attraction Review | ...
When it came to cremating Caesar, purchasing a harlot for the night, or sacrificing a naked victim, the Roman Forum was the place to be.
Traversed by the Via Sacra (Sacred Way), the Broadway of ancient Rome, the Forum was built in the marshy land between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, and it flourished as the center of Roman life in the days of the Republic before it gradually lost prestige to the Imperial Forums.
But at night, when the Forum is silent in the moonlight, it isn't difficult to imagine vestal virgins still guarding the sacred temple fire.
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 Roman Forum (West End)
We will be concerned only with four of these buildings: the Curia (Roman Senate house), the Rostra (speaker's platform), the temple of Saturn, and the Basilica Julia.
The members of the senatorial aristocracy spent their workdays in the Forum attending the senate, giving political speeches from the Rostra, and practicing law in the Basilica Julia (and the Basilica Aemilia).
Of course, the Forum was not just for serious political and religious activities; it was also a place of social intercourse, where the latest gossip could be exchanged after the workday was over.
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