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Basilica Constantini

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Brady Kiesling
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Last modified Jun 21, 2022 11:05 AM History
The Basilica Constantini, also referred to as Basilica Nova ("New Basilica"), Basilica of Maxentius or Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, is a colossal fourth-century basilica located along the Sacra Via in Rome. It is considered the largest ancient structure in the valley of the Forum Romanum and is typically deemed the final Roman civic basilica built in the ancient city.

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Work on the project began in 308 CE under the emperor Maxentius but was by Constantine I in 312 after his victory over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. A rectangular platform (328 by 213 feet) supports the structure. The central nave of the basilica measures 80 m (260 ft) long, 25 m (82 ft) wide, 35 m (115 ft) high, while the side aisles measures 16 m (52 ft) wide and 24.5 m (80 ft) high.

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Jeffrey Becker, and Brady Kiesling, 'Basilica Constantini: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 01 October 2023]

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