Arch of Constantine - Rome, Italy
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N 41° 53.391 E 012° 29.438
33T E 291814 N 4640591
Quick Description: This arch was built in 315 by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 12/13/2013 7:18:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMJPJK
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"Who Built the Arch of Constantine? Its History from Domitian to Constantine
by Arthur L. Frothingham
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Arthur Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History, here discusses the problem of the Arch of Constantine, whose form and artwork is at odds with the artwork of the era of Constantine.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Gorgias Press
ISBN 1607245272 (ISBN13: 9781607245278)
edition languageEnglish"

Wikipedia (visit link) tells us about the Arch:

"The Arch of Constantine (Italian: Arco di Costantino) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.[1] Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, and the only one to make extensive use of spolia, re-using several major reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments, which give a striking and famous stylistic contrast to the sculpture newly created for the arch.

The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph. This route started at the Campus Martius, led through the Circus Maximus and around the Palatine Hill; immediately after the Arch of Constantine, the procession would turn left at the Meta Sudans and march along the Via Sacra to the Forum Romanum and on to the Capitoline Hill, passing both the Arches of Titus and Septimius Severus."
ISBN Number: 1607245272

Author(s): Arthur L. Frothingham

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