Basilica Julia, The Forum, Rome

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25665
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date-48
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/534 (ES4050.8)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The construction of this basilica, one of several in the centre of ancient Rome, was ordered by Julius Caesar in 54-48 BC. It was where the Centumviri, the judges of the civil court, met to hear cases, and it housed 'tabernae' (shops).

Subject tags

shops, arches, ruins, archaeological sites, law courts