Podtour of Rome Imperial Forums
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Emperor after emperor vied with his predecessors to leave a mark on
the public buildings of the city of Rome. Nowhere was this more the
case than with the Imperial Forums - places for business and for the
administration of the state for the pepper and spice market and the
magistrates' courts alike.
Our audio tour will show you how
each forum marked out its own architectural space and style - and how
plans became ever more ambitious. Trajan not only built a forum - he
built new covered markets, a classical shopping mall so to speak, a
library and a mausoleum for himself.