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Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica Marker
Inscription.

Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica
The so-called Basilica takes its name from the architecture of its interior, typical of basilicas: it was divided into three halls by coloured marble columns with an apse at the end closed by a balustrade. Traces of the marble veneer survive on the walls and part of the floor made of large slabs of coloured marble was preserved until the 19th century. A modern staircase leads to a room beneath, covered by the palace, known as the "Hall of Isis" and decorated with frescoes of the Augustan period on Egyptianizing subjects (on display in the Loggis Mattei). This room may have been used for settling legal disputes, presided over by the emperor.

Domus Flavia. Cd. Basilica
La cd. Basilica trae il nome dall'architettura dell'interno, tipica delle besiliche: era infatti divisa in tre navate da colonne di marmo colorato e aveva un'abside sul fondo chuisa da una balaustra. Sulle pareti restano le tracce del rivestimento marmoreo e ancora nell'Ottocento si conservava un lacerto del pavimento a grandi lastre di marmi colorrati. Una scala moderna conduce ad un sottostante ambiente, coperto dal palazzo, denominato "aula Isiaca", decorato con affreshi d'età augustea e soggetti che richiamano l'Egitto (visibili nella Loggia Mattei). Il locale era forse destinato a trattare questioni giudiziarie,

Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica and Marker
presiedute dall'imperatore.
 
Location. 41° 53.354′ N, 12° 29.194′ 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. Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber (a few steps from this marker); The Octagonal Fountain of the Domus Flavia (a few steps from this marker); Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio (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. Flavian Palace at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Domus Flavia. (Submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Palatine Hill. (Submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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