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1_17 Forum Project

  1. 1. The roman forum <ul><li>by katie bennett </li></ul>
  2. 2. Table of contents <ul><li>Arch of Constantine </li></ul><ul><li>Arch of Septimius Severus </li></ul><ul><li>Temple of Julius Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Temple of Saturn </li></ul><ul><li>Circus Maximus </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  3. 3. arch of Constantine <ul><li>The arch was created to honor Constantine I 's success over Maxentius  at the Battle of Milvian Bridge . </li></ul><ul><li>The arch is 68.9 ft high, 85 ft wide and 24 ft deep. </li></ul><ul><li>It has three archways. The central one is the largest, and the lateral archways are each the same size. The top of the arch is called the attic, it is brickwork made with marble. </li></ul><ul><li>The arch was made in honor of a hero, and remains in Rome to remind the people of that daily. </li></ul>
  4. 4. arch of constantine
  5. 5. Arch of Septimius Severus <ul><li>The arch was made to celebrate the successes of the emperor Septimius Severus and his 2 sons, Caracalla and Geta , in the great wars against the Parthians and the Osroeni. </li></ul><ul><li>This arch is similar to the Arch of Constantine in many ways, such they are both made to honor their heroes of war. They also look similar with their central arch being the largest, and the 2 others being the same size. </li></ul><ul><li>One interesting thing about the arch is that the central and lateral arches are all connected to each other by hidden passages with box-like ceilings. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Arch of Septimius
  7. 7. Temple of julius caesar <ul><li>It was built by Augustus after Julius Caesar ’s death. </li></ul><ul><li>After Julius Caesar was murdered, his body was carried to the forum, which was where he lived. A funeral pyre was built and he was cremated. A memorial column was put on that spot with a dedication to the &quot;father of the fatherland&quot;, but soon after Augustus started the construction of a temple, and the senate declared Julius Caesar as a God. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone knows the story of Julius Caesar, so this memorial is made to keep that story alive and help the people remember their leader. </li></ul><ul><li>The temple is now in ruins, and only the podium, and the part of the front with the altar remain. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Temple of julius caesar
  9. 9. Temple of saturn <ul><li>Saturn, the agricultural god, was expelled from Olympus by Zeus and then ruled Latium in an age of happiness, according to the myth. During this time it is said that he taught people agriculture and other skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The temple is to honor him for his times of peace, and good crops. It is also said that he gave his name to Saturday. </li></ul><ul><li>The temple was originally made to store treasures. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Temple of saturn
  11. 11. Circus Maximus <ul><li>The site was first used for public games and entertainment. </li></ul><ul><li>The first version, which was later rebuilt, was made from wood. First, Roman games were displayed and staged here. Later on, the Circus became the site of public games and festivals from greek influence. Julius Caesar  expanded the Circus and it could hold about 270,000 viewers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the first, and the largest circus in Rome. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s really interesting how leisure was the same back then, as it is now. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Circus Maximus
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Arch_of_Constantine </li></ul><ul><li>http://sights.seindal.dk/sight/161_Arch_of_Septimius_Severus.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://sights.seindal.dk/sight/171_Temple_of_Caesar.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sacred-destinations.com/italy/rome-temple-of-saturn.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Circus_Maximus </li></ul>