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Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio

 
 
Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio Marker
Inscription.

Domus Flavia. Peristyle
At the centre of the "public" sector of the palace was a porticoed courtyard (peristyle) with columns in pink marble and capitals in white marble. At its sides were living and dining rooms, some of which have the typical recess in the walls where couches (triclinia) were placed. There was a pool in the courtyard with an octagonal island that may have hosted a sculptural fountain surrounded by a maze of channels. We know that Domitian enjoyed strolling around the palace's porticoes and that, afraid of ambushes, he had one of them veneered with panels of a precious marble that reflected what was happening behind his back like a mirror.

Domus Flavia. Peristilio
Al centro del settore "pubblico" del palazzo si estendeva un cortile porticato (peristilio), con colonne di marmo rosa e capitelli in marmo bianco. Ai lati si aprivano stanze per il soggiorno e i banchetti, alcune delle quali infatti hanno la tipica rientranza nelle pareti adatta a sistemarvi i divani (triclini). Nel cortile era una piscina, con un'isola ottagonale che ospitava forse una scultorea fontana circondata da un labirinto di canali. Sappiamo che Domiziano amava passeggiare nei portici della reggia e che, per paura di agguati, ne aveva fatto rivestire uno con lastre di un prezioso marmo in grado di riflettere come

Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio Marker
Palatine Museum in background
uno specchio quanto avveniva alle sue spalle.
 
Location. 41° 53.344′ N, 12° 29.205′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Touch for map. Marker is on Palatine Hill, south of the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Octagonal Fountain of the Domus Flavia (a few steps from this marker); Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber (a few steps from this marker); Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica (a few steps from this marker); House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi (within shouting distance of this marker); Imperial Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Domus Flavia, so-called Lararium / Cd. Larario (within shouting distance of this marker); Palatine Museum / Museo Palatino (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Domus Flavia. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Flavian Palace at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Palatine Hill. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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