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an elevated platform at the end of nave of basilica on which judges and other magistrates presided over official business.
the central space of a basilica, demarcated from the flanking aisles by a row of columns on each side.
"double theater", at Pompeii, it was also founded by Quinctus Valgus and Marcus Porcius. It could seate 20,000 spectators and was situated on natural hillsides. It was created with concrete and issued an arena where galdiators fought.
Brawl breaks out in Amphitheater between Pompeiians and Nucerians during a gladiateral contest.
orthogonal plans (Hippodamian Plan)
the imposition of a strict grid plan on a site, regardless of the terrain, so that all the streets meet at right angles.
1st Roman colony in late 4th century BCE. A walled settlement, located at the mouth of the Tiber river. It is rectangular in plan with four gates at cardinal points.
Italic tribes occupied Italy at the time of Etruscan ruling over Rome. First to settle at Pompeii
Another Italian tribe, took over town from Oscans and expanded the original settlement, giving shape to the city center.
public square of a Roman city, often situated at the intersection of the cardo and the decumanus.
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