THE CITY OF ROME

Physical Setting

Pomerium: religious boundary of city Early Rome Rome: Public Building

Mid/Late Republic

Augustus (31 BC- AD 14) "Since the city was not adorned as the dignity of the empire demanded, and was exposed to flood and fire, he so beautified it that he could justly boast that he had found it built of brick and left it in marble."
                                         Suetonius, Augustus 28.3

Tiberius (14-37)

Claudius (41-54) Nero (54-68) Flavian Dynasty (69-96) Trajan (98-117) Hadrian (117-138)
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NB: Photographs on this page courtesy of Leo Curran: http://www.wings.buffalo.edu/AandL/Maecenas/