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Imperial Forums. Monumental squares built by emperors in the center of the city of Rome

The Roman forums of the imperial age, monumental squares in the center of the city.

The imperial forums constitute a set of monumental squares built, by the emperors, over a period of about 150 years (between 46 B.C. AND 113 A.D.)

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In the center of the Roman city.

These squares were used to conduct administrative activities and ceremonies; they were considered celebratory and ceremonial spaces suited to the imperial reality.

The Roman forum (the old republican square), on the other hand, dates back to the royal age (vi century B.C.) AND was considered the political, economic and religious center of Rome for centuries.

Imperial architecture reached lofty heights with the construction of these extraordinary monumental complexes especially because of the richness of the decorative and sculptural apparatus.

Visiting the Roman forums can become a unique and fascinating experience. Going through them, walking through the ruins, admiring what has remained intact for centuries can envelop each person in a special and unique atmosphere.

The Roman forums were inaugurated on the following dates:

  • Forum of Caesar (46 B.C.)
  • Forum of Augustus (2 B.C.)
  • Temple of Peace (75 A.D.)
  • Forum of nerva (98 a.d.)
  • Trajan’s Forum (112 and 113 A.D.)
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