Ancient Rome 


Students enrolled in Roman Monuments: Memory and Metamorphosis (ARTH 343, Fall 2016) created these entries about the monuments that inspired Piranesi.  Their analyses consider design and historical context, as well as the neuroscience of memory and changing values in historic preservation.  The monuments themselves span the eras of the Roman Republic (509-27 BCE) and Empire (27 BCE-315 CE).

Arch for Constantine

Arch for Septimius Severus

Arch for Titus

Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine

Baths of Caracalla

Baths of Diocletian


Column for Marcus Aurelius

Column for Trajan

Forum of Domitian

Mausoleum of Hadrian

Obelisks of Ancient Rome


Pyramid Tomb of Gaius Cestius

The Roman Forum

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

Temple of Jupiter 

Theatre of Marcellus

Tomb of Caecilia Metella

Reframing the Past:  Piranesi's Vedute di Roma

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