340b Lecture 32

Lecture 32: The Age of Trajan
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A. End of the Flavian Emperors- Vespasian, Titus and Domitian

    1. Succession- Marcus Cocceius Nerva 96-98

    2. The Forum of Nerva and the Temple of Minerva

B. Marcus Ulpius Traianus= Trajan A.D. 98-117

    1. Soldier emperor

    2. Danube conquests

    3. Dacia and Decebalus

    4. Sarmizegethusa

    5. The Dacian Wars- 103 to 105, 106 to 107

C. The Forum of Trajan

    1. 660 by 390 feet

    2. Valley between the Quirinal and Capitoline Hills

    3. Cut down Quirinal 125 feet

    4. Dacian caryatids

    5. Finished A.D. 116

    6. Triple arch with quadriga

    7. Giant equestrian Trajan

    8. Roofs of colonnades- military standards and horses for acroteria

D. Basilica Ulpia- 400 by 200 feet

    1. 96 Egyptian grey granite columns

    2. Libraries behind it

E. Apollodorus of Damascus

F. Column of Trajan

    1. Long tradition of columns from Columna Maenia 338 B.C.

    2. Rotulus

    3. Narrative art with multiple perspectives

    4. Birds eye views

    5. Influence of  creeping volkskunst

G. The Markets of Trajan

    1. Excavated 1928- Corrado Ricci

    2. Prefectus Annonae

    3. Via Biberatica

    4. Aula

    5. Anticipates Gothic Architecture by 1000 years!