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The Later Roman Empire

The Later Roman Empire

Author: Aleisha Olson

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

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Image of Arch of Titus, Creative Commons,; Image of the Spoils of Jerusalem, Arch of Titus, Public Domain,; Image of Trajan’s Column, Photo by Juan Francisco Adame Lorite, Creative Commons,; Image of Relief from Trajan’s Column, Public Domain,,_Die_Reliefs_der_Traianss%C3%A4ule,_Tafel_XLVI_(Ausschnitt_01).jpg; Image of Arch of Constantine, Creative Commons,; Image of Detail of Arch of Constantine, Creative Commons,; Image of Distribution of Largesse Panel, Arch of Constantine, Photo by William Storage, Creative Commons,; Image of Aula Palatina, Public Domain,; Image of Interior of Aula Palatina, Public Domain,; Image of Portrait of Constantine, Photo by Jean-Christophe Benoist, Creative Commons,

Terms to Know

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


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


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

Triumphal Arch

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