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Monuments, the Later Empire, Constantine

Monuments, the Later Empire, Constantine

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will discuss the monuments and architecture of the late empire.

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Arch of Titus, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arc_de_titus_frontal.jpg,  Trajan’s Column, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trajan%27s_Column_Panorama.jpeg, Trajan’s Column, detail, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Relief_Kolumna_Trajana.jpg, Arch of Constantine, three-quarter view, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arch.of.constantine.threequarter.view.arp.jpg, Arch of Constantine, north frieze, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FriezeNorth5.jpg, Arch of Constantine tondo sculptures, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RomaArcoCostantinoRilieviLatoSDestra.jpg, Basilica at Trier, interior, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trier_basilica_DSC02373.jpg, Basilica at Trier, exterior, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trier_Konstantinbasilika_BW_1.JPG, Colossal Head of Constantine, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rome-Capitole-StatueConstantin.jpg

  • Triumphal Arch

    A type of monument, originating in ancient Rome, that consists of an arch built to commemorate a military victory.

  • Spolia

    Sculptural elements taken from the buildings of a place that has been conquered and often incorporated into triumphal arches.

  • Basilica

    A columned meeting hall in ancient Rome, later a church with columns.

  • Monument

    A statue, building, or other structure that commemorates an important event or person.