By: Maximus Collins & Nona Schroeder
What is a Forum? What activities take place here?
Famous Roman buildings the Forums
Tablarium- It was a record office that was the repository for the official state archives.
Rostra- A large platform, built in the center of Rome that stood during the Republican and Imperial periods. Many poets and Government officials gave speeches here.
Curia Julia- A Roman senate building where senators and emperors met to discuss affairs.
Temple of Vesta- It contained the "scared fire' and palladium of Athena. It was considered one of the most sacred buildings in Rome. If the fire went out inside of it, Romans thought it was a bad omen, so it was the Vestal Virgins job to keep the fire going.
Basilica Aemilia- It is considered by Pliny to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Rome. It fronts the forum.
Regia- It is the wedge-shaped area between the Temple of Vesta and the Temple of Antonius Pius and Faustina marks the site of the Regia, thought by the Romans to have been the residence of their early kings. The Regia was considered a sacred space and, although the seat of authority, was not where the pontiff lived.
What are these buildings like now?
"Basilica Aemilia." Basilica Aemilia. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.
"Basilica Julia." Basilica Julia. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.
"Forum Boarium." A View on Cities. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.
Lendering, Jona. "Curia Julia." Curia Julia. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.
"Regia." The in the Roman Forum. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.
Tablarium. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.
"Tabularium." Tabularium. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.
Temple of Vesta. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.
"Templum Vestae." Templum Vestae. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.