Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Models of Ancient Rome

When Ovid was writing the Ars Amatoria, the empire was in its infancy. The city grew in magnificence commensurate with its stature. This site offers views of the model of Rome built by the archaeologist and architect Italo Gismondi. Known as Il Plastico, the model is housed in the Museo della Civilta Romana, and offers views from the time of Constantine.

Circus Maximus, Palatine

Here's a virtual tour of the city at its height by Bernard Frischer