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Arch of Constantine
Arco di Costantino
41.889771° N, 12.490645° E
main dates
315 constructed
Piazza del Colosseo

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Essays on the Arch of Constantine

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    The Arch of Constantine occupies a prominent position on the flat ground between the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Measuring almost 21 m high and 25.6 m wide, it has three arches and a heavy main entablature. Its overall design is similar to the Arch of Septimus Severus, though its use of materials is much less consistent than its model. The triumphal arch is covered in reliefs, some new but most recycled from older monuments. It is therefore important not only as a historical monument but as a survey of Roman art in the later empire. continue reading →

Blog Posts on the Arch of Constantine

  • Rome Day 3

    Posted November 17, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe

    Friday was another very full day in Rome. Our first stop was San Luigi dei Francesi, the main church of the French community in Rome, dedicated to Saint Louis. We visited because it has three beautiful and famous paintings by Caravaggio (1571-1610). Baroque interior of San Luigi dei Francesi The…

Bibliography of the Arch of Constantine

  1. Barber, Annabel and Alta Macadam. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.. Blue Guides Limited of London. 2009. Print.
  2. Claridge, Amanda. Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide, 2nd ed.. Oxford University Press, USA. 2010. Print.

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October 8, 2013
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July 11, 2014

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