Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rome in Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy — Central Italy (Tyrrhenian Coast)
 

Arch of Constantine

 
 
Arch of Constantine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 31, 2011
1. Arch of Constantine Marker
- close-up of inscription on south attic
Inscription.
IMP CAES FL CONSTANTINO MAXIMO P F AVGUSTO S P Q R QVOD INSTINCTV DIVINITATIS MENTIS MAGNITVDINE CVM EXERCITV SVO TAM DE TYRANNO QVAM DE OMNI EIVS FACTIONE VNO TEMPORE IVSTIS REM-PVBLICAM VLTVS EST ARMIS ARCVM TRIVMPHIS INSIGNEM DICAVIT

[English trans.:]

To the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the greatest, pious, and blessed Augustus: because he, inspired by the divine, and by the greatness of his mind, has delivered the state from the tyrant and all of his followers at the same time, with his army and just force of arms, the Senate and People of Rome have dedicated this arch, decorated with triumphs.
Erected 315AD
 
Erected by The Senate and People of Rome.
 
Location. 41° 53.383′ N, 12° 29.45′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Marker is on Piazza del Colosseo 0.3 kilometers south of Via Sacra, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome, Lazio 00184, Italy.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anfiteatro Flavio/The Flavian Amphitheatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch of Titus / Arco di Tito
Arch of Constantine image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 31, 2011
2. Arch of Constantine
(about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Neronian Foundations / Fondazioni Neroniane (about 240 meters away); Via Nova (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Neronian Foundations / Fondazioni Neroniane (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Nymphaeum and Adjoining Cisterns / Ninfeo e Annesse Cisterne (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The 'Stadium' / Lo 'Stadio' (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Palatine "Stadium" / "Stadio" Palatino (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arch of Constantine. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Battle of Milvian Bridge. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Roman Emperors. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Constantine the Great and Christianity. ...The accession of Constantine was a turning point for Early Christianity, generally considered the beginning of Christendom. After his victory, Constantine took over the role of the patron for the Christian faith. He supported the Church financially, had an extraordinary number of basilicas built, granted privileges (e.g. exemption from certain taxes) to clergy, promoted Christians to high-ranking offices, returned property confiscated during the Great Persecution of Diocletian, and endowed the church with land and other wealth. Between 324 and 330, Constantine built, virtually from scratch, a new imperial capital at Byzantium on the Bosphorus, which would be named Constantinople for him. Unlike "old" Rome, the city employed overtly Christian architecture and contained churches within the city walls, and had no pre-existing temples from other religions to contend with. ... (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Antiquities; Battle of Milvian Bridge; Constantine the Great; Constantinople; Christianity.
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement