Leaf 104 - Theatrum Marcelli ubi nunc Palatium Sabellorem
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Theater of Marcellus
Caesar, Julius 100 BC-44 BC
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.
The Theater of Marcellus was begun in 44 BC by Julius Caesar, who wanted to create a larger and more grand theater than the one built by the recently defeated Pompey. He appropriated lands for it and started construction. He was assassinated shortly after the project began. The project was not taken up again until Emperor Augustus decided to complete it in 22 BC. He privately funded the project. The theater, though incomplete, opened in 17 BC. It went through a number of renovations, and various uses, but portions are still standing today with the top floors used as apartments.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages and the page is titled in Italian: Teatro di Marcello.
Leaf 104, Recto and Verso
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