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Basilica Iulia. By Peter Brewster Baugh. (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_umhSvWEgx2c/TON3sZFeiSI/AAAAAAAAG9w/JJYt8CG57-o/s1600/basilica_iulia_1.jpg. Location. Below is a map of a Roman Forum Basilica Iulia is located on the south east side of the forum.

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Basilica iulia

Basilica Iulia

By Peter Brewster Baugh

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_umhSvWEgx2c/TON3sZFeiSI/AAAAAAAAG9w/JJYt8CG57-o/s1600/basilica_iulia_1.jpg


Location

Location

  • Below is a map of a Roman Forum

  • Basilica Iulia is located on the south east side of the forum

http://www.old-print.com/mas_assets/full/D1011893122.jpg


How was it built

How was it built?

  • Built by Julius Caesar (below)

  • Dedicated in 46 BCE

  • Paid for by spoils from the

    Gaelic war

http://warandgame.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/juliuscaesar.jpg


The finished product

The finished product

  • Caesar was killed before the project was finished

  • Finished by his adopted son Augustus

    Picture from http://annoyzview.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/murder_julian_cesar_b.jpg


What it looked like

What it looked like

  • Though since excavated, Basilica Iulia may have looked like this:

http://maitaly.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/12julia.jpg


Basilica iulia

Uses

  • Basilica Iulia was used for many things

  • It had courts and shops

  • Used for sessions of Centumviri (court of private law)

  • Also used for business and as a meeting place

http://www.mitchellteachers.org/WorldHistory/AncientRome/Images/RomanDailyLifeLaw&OrderPlacard.jpg


Basilica iulia

Size

  • 101 x 49 meters

  • Around the size of an American Football field

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4519348023_940721b220.jpg


Remains

Remains

  • Was excavated in the 1800s

http://sights.seindal.dk/crop/7833/960x720+468+256=320x240.jpg


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_Julia

  • http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/Basilica_Julia.html

  • http://www.sportsknowhow.com/football/field-dimensions/football-field-dimensions.html


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