Leaf 45 - Pars Fori Romani Qua Respicit Arcum Titi Vespasiani Una Cum Vestigiis Seu Monumentis Templorum Hodie
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Roman Forum (Rome, Italy)
Arch of Titus
Domitian, Emperor of Rome, 51-96.
Vespasian, Emperor of Rome, 9-79.
Titus, Emperor of Rome, 40-81.
A Section of the Roman Forum with the Ruins of the Arch of Titus. The image depicts how the Roman Forum would have appeared in the time of Lauro. The Roman Forum was a project begun in the reign of Augustus and continued actively throught Domitian's reign. But by 410 AD, rome was sacked by the Visigoths and plundered. The forum became an abandoned area until around the 19th century.
Vespasian was the general who in 66 AD who crushed a revolt of Jews in Palestine and looted the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The Romans brought back a huge collection of priceless artifacts and thousands of prisoners. When Nero died in 68, Vespasian returned to Rome to become emperor and the command went to his son, Titus. Titus succeeded his father as emperor in 79, but died in 81. In 82 AD, his brother Domitian built the Arch of Titus in his honor.
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Leaf 45 Recto
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper
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