Goal of all Emperors: Felicior Augusto, Melior Traiano
luckier than Augustus, better than Trajan
The Forum of Trajan; Architect Apollodorus of DamascusRome 112 CE
Rome ’s greatest forum to glorify Emperor Trajan
Huge Basilica rather than temple dominates the colonnaded square.
Celebration of victory over the Dacians
APOLLODORUS OF DAMASCUS, Forum of Trajan, Rome, Italy, dedicated 112 CE. (James E. Packer and John Burge). 1) Temple of Trajan, 2) Column of Trajan, 3) libraries, 4) Basilica Ulpia, 5) forum, 6) equestrian statue of Trajan. 1 2 3 3 4 6 5
Column of Trajan, Forum of Trajan, Rome, Italy, dedicated 112 CE.
Recognizes the new religion of Christianity. Gives freedom for Christians to worship.
Moves away from the classical style.
Changes the scale and materials of some sculpture.
Borrows reliefs from previous “good” Emperors. These are called ‘ Spolia ’
Coins with portraits of Constantine. Nummus ( left ), 307 CE. Billon, diameter 1 ”. American Numismatic Society, New York. Medallion ( right ), ca. 315 CE. Silver, diameter 1”. Staatliche Munzsammlung, Munich.