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Buildings of ancient Rome: Track 3


Rome: a majestic city with a rich past, spanning over two and a half thousand years. What remains to be seen of ancient Rome? As the heart of the Roman Empire, ancient Rome’s archaeological remains have been studied and admired for centuries, many being well-preserved due to their incorporation into newer structures. This album explores the sites of some of the republican temples in Rome’s Campus Martius, and relates them to the men who built them. The Roman Forum, centre of political and social activities, is examined for its importance in modelling city centres throughout the Roman world. This material forms part of The Open University course A219 Exploring the Classical World.

Track 3: The Porticus of Octavia

The grand gateway to the temple precinct.

Tracks in this podcast:

Track Title Description
1 Buildings of ancient Rome An introduction to this album’s contents. Play now Buildings of ancient Rome
2 Temples of republican Rome An introduction to the remains of some of the most significant Roman temples in the Campus Martius. Play now Temples of republican Rome
3 The Porticus of Octavia The grand gateway to the temple precinct. Play now The Porticus of Octavia
4 The Circus Flaminius The parade ground where triumphal processions mustered is also famous for the games held there. Play now The Circus Flaminius
5 Largo Argentina Four significant temples which have proved very complex to excavate. Play now Largo Argentina
6 The Roman forum The social and political heart of the Roman Empire. Play now The Roman forum

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