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Roman Forum
Foro Romano
41.891955° N, 12.486595° E
Via dei Fori Imperiali

Essays on the Roman Forum

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    The Roman Forum was first used as a market by Etruscan kings in the 6th century BCE. But the Forum became especially important during the Republican period, when many temples and public buildings were erected on the site. In the Imperial period, many emperors added more monuments and temples. Some of these were converted into churches after the establishment of Christianity in the 4th century, while others were dismantled. All buildings that were not converted to churches in the Roman Forum fell into disuse and ruin in the Middle Ages. continue reading →

Blog Posts on the Roman Forum

  • 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…

  • First Night in Rome

    Posted November 15, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe

    So finally, the first of the Rome reports! First, the hotel. It's called Les Fleurs Luxury House (a half-French, half-English name in Italy...) and was very nice. It has a good location and its modern decor was a welcome change from the older, more traditional hotels we've had in Italy so far. The hotel is very small,…

  • A Long, Busy and Fun Day in Rome

    Posted April 20, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: The Great European Road Trip

    Greetings from Spoleto! This is a fantastic town and we've had such a nice stay here. The weather has been beautiful (mostly sunny and low 70s) and we've visited wonderful churches, a castle, and taken in some beautiful views. The region of Umbria is gorgeous - green, hilly, and full of lovely little towns - and if our…

Bibliography of the Roman Forum

  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.
  3. Watkin, David. The Roman Forum. Harvard University Press. 2009. Print.

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