Roman Forum (cmrs)

Roman Forum
Via del Tulliano
Roman Forum, from Via San Pietro  in Carcere
Overview
Roman Forum, from Via San Pietro  in Carcere
Arch of Septimius Sererus
Roman Forum, from Via San Pietro  in Carcere
Overview
Roman Forum, from Via San Pietro  in Carcere
Portico of the Dii Consentes
Roman Forum, from Via San Pietro  in Carcere
Domus Tiberiana
      
Roman Forum
Tabularium
Roman Forum
Tabularium
Roman Forum
Basilica Julia
Roman Forum
Umbilicus urbis
Roman Forum
Curia Julia
Roman Forum
Arch of Septimius Severus
      
Roman Forum
Temple of Vespasian
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Temple of Saturn
Roman Forum
Curia Julia
Roman Forum
Curia Julia
Roman Forum
Curia Julia, floor
      
Roman Forum
Curia Julia, inside
Roman Forum
Curia Julia, inside
Roman Forum
Curia Julia, inside
Roman Forum
Temple of Caesar
Roman Forum
Temple of Caesar
Roman Forum
Overview
      
Roman Forum
Arch of Septimius Severus
Roman Forum
Overview
Roman Forum
Overview
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
The Obligatory Olive Tree
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
      
Roman Forum
Temple of Vesta
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Basilica Julia
Roman Forum
      
Roman Forum
Basilica Julia
Roman Forum
Basilica Julia, Signage
Roman Forum
Temple of Vesta
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
Roman Forum
Domus Tiberiana
Temple of Antoninua and Faustina
      
Roman Forum, Temple of Castor and Pollux to left
Temple of Vesta
Roman Forum
Temple of Vesta
Roman Forum
Temple of Castor and Pollux
Roman Forum, from the House of the Vestal Virgins
Temple of Castor and Pollux
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
      
Roman Forum
House of the Vestal Virgins
Roman Forum, Domus Tiberiana in background
House of the Vestal Virgins
Roman Forum
House of the Vestal Virgins
Roman Forum
Domus Tiberiana
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
Roman Forum
Temple of Romulus
      
Roman Forum
Temple of Romulus
Roman Forum, looking toward Palantine Hill
Farnese Gardens
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Domus Tiberiana
Roman Forum
      
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Domus Tiberiana
Roman Forum
Farnese Gardens Entrance
Roman Forum
Farnese Gardens Entrance
Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius
Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius
      
Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius
Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius
Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius
Roman Forum
Arch of Titus
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
      
Roman Forum
Farnese Gardens
Roman Forum
Via Sarca
Roman Forum
Arch of Titus
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
      
Roman Forum
Temple of Romulus
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Arch of Titus
Roman Forum
Overview, Looking West
Roman Forum
Temple of Venus and Rome

 

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The Roman Forum was originally a grassy wetland.  It became the center of political life for the city and the empire.  It was drained in the 7th century BC by building a large covered sewer system that drained into the Tiber River, the Cloaca Maxima.  According to tradition, the forum's beginnings are connected with the alliance between Romulus, the first king of Rome controlling the Palatine hill, and Titus Tatius who controlled the Capitoline hill.  An alliance formed between the two after combat was halted by the prayers and cries of the Sabine Women.  Because the valley lay between the two settlements it was designated a neutral place for the two peoples to meet.  Since the early forum area was mostly pools of stagnant water the only accessible area was the northern part of the valley which was designated as the Comitium.  It was here that the two parties laid down their weapons and formed an alliance.  The forum was outside the walls of the original Sabine fortress.  The second king, Numa Pompilius, is said to have begun the cult of Vesta, building its house and temple as well as the Regia as the city's first royal palace.  Later Tullus Hostilius erected the Curia and enclosed the Comitium.  In 600 BC the area was paved by Tarquinius Priscus.  Over time the Comitium was lost to the ever-growing Curia and Julius Caesar's rearranging of the forum.  After Caesar's death Octavius finished the work.  Many of the forum's temples are from either the kingdom or the Republican era.  Many have been destroyed and rebuilt several times.

There are many maps of the forum showing different structures from different times.  I have included a map of the Imperial Forums under Rome.

Reference/s: Wikipedia

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