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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 →

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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Holly Hayes
First published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014