Forum of Caesar - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 53.640 E 012° 29.109
33T E 291373 N 4641065
Quick Description: The Forum of Caesar (Italian: Foro di Cesare) is a forum (or plaza) built by Julius Caesar near the Forum Romanum in Rome in 46 BC.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/14/2019 7:27:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM10Z4T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
The sign reads:

"FORUM OF CAESAR (46 B.C.)
THE SQUARE, THE PORTICOES, THE BASILICA ARGENTARIA
The square of the Forum of Caesar was built on the architectural model of the Greek porticoes; it presents a temple at the centre of one of its short sides following the Etruscan and Italic fashion. The Forum, with a rectangular plan, was actually surrounded on three sides by porticoes with rooms (shops or offices), whereas the Temple of Venus Genetrix dominated the centre of the fourth side.

Close to the Temple of Venus Genetrix there was a hilly area which was dug out for the construction of the Forum of Trajan (112-113 A.D.). This intervention also involved important works in the Forum of Caesar and the reconstruction of the Temple itself. Particularly, on the western side of the Forum of Caesar, west of the Temple, they built a structure with two aisles, the Basilica Argentaria, on whose walls several graffiti can still be read. The public latrine with a semicircular plan and the entrance on the Clivo Argentario belong to the Trajan time too.

The demolition of the Forum of Caesar in order to obtain building materials began in the early centuries of the Middle Ages: actually, in the 10th century, the square was occupied by cultivated fields, vineyards and orchards, with few one-storey houses with a very simple plan."
Group that erected the marker: Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali di Roma

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Via della Salara Vecchia,
Roma, Italy
00186


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