Photographs by Margaret M. Curran
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Maecenas is a collection of images of ancient Greece and Rome. The following photographs of Rome by Margaret M. Curran have recently been added to the collection.


Auditorium of Maecenas

Maecenas, a friend and advisor of Augustus, was among other things a collector of art. The Maecenas web site is named after him. This "auditorium" stood in his extensive gardens.

Auditorium of Maecenas 1
Auditorium of Maecenas 2
Auditorium of Maecenas 4
Auditorium of Maecenas 6
Auditorium of Maecenas 8


Capitoline Hill - Statue of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius newly refurbished 30


Cloaca Maxima

The Cloaca Maxima drained water from the Forum into the Tiber. These are photographs of its outlet.

Cloaca Maxima, just downstream from Ponte Palatino. 1
Cloaca Maxima, just downstream from Ponte Palatino. 2


Column and Forum of Trajan

Column and Forum of Trajan. Column. Lower part. Triumph.
Column and Forum of Trajan. Column. Base. 2
Column and Forum of Trajan. Column. Inscription on base


Curia

Curia. Facade 2
Curia. Facade 3
Curia. Interior 1
Curia. Interior 2
Curia. Interior 3


Domus Aurea (Golden House of Nero)

The Domus Aurea was the enormous palace Nero built for himself. These vast chambers, now underground, are its remains.

Domus Aurea 1. Entrance (Ruins of Baths of Trajan)
Domus Aurea 3. Octagonal room
Domus Aurea 9. Ceiling. Room of Achilles on Skyros.
Domus Aurea 11
Domus Aurea 12
Domus Aurea 13
Domus Aurea 14
Domus Aurea 15
Domus Aurea 16


Forum of Julius Caesar

Forum of Julius Caesar 5


Forum Romanum - Central

Shrine of Juturna (in background)


Forum Romanum - West

Temple of Saturn, Basilica Julia, Palatine from Capitoline 1
Temple of Saturn, Basilica Julia, Palatine from Capitoline 2
Upper Clivus Capitolinus


Forum Romanum by night

Forum by night
Moon over the forum
Temple of Saturn


Hadrianeum or Temple of Hadrian

Hadrianeum 3.
Hadrianeum 4.


Insula at base of Capitoline Hill (Second Century AD)

An "insula" was a multistory apartment building or tenement.

Insula (2c AD) at base of Capitoline 1
Insula (2c AD) at base of Capitoline 2


Largo Argentina. Republican Temples

Largo Argentina: Temple B from NE


Mamertine Prison

A short-term underground prison and place of execution. This photograph is its modern above-ground entrance.

Mamertine prison. Entrance


Tomb of Augustus

This large structure consisted of five concentric walls surrounding a central core in which Augustus was buried.

Tomb of Augustus. Walls 1, 2, 3 (of the 5 walls)
Tomb of Augustus. Entrance from S. Walls 1, 2, 3.
Tomb of Augustus. Entrance from SW. Walls 1, 2, 3.
Tomb of Augustus. Walls 5 & 3 (of the 5 walls)
Tomb of Augustus. Wall 5 in center, walls 3 & 4 at left
Tomb of Augustus. Wall 5 in center, walls 3 & 4 at left
Tomb of Augustus. Wall 5 (of the 5 walls)



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