- Forum (Roman)
The Forum was the public space in the middle of a Roman city.
It had a great social importance and was often the scene of diverse activities, including political discussions, meetings, et cetera.
Modelled on the
Roman Forumand Imperial forain Romeitself, they are to be found in Italy(often forming the piazzaof the modern town) and throughout the former Roman Empire, with examples at:
Lucca, now Piazza San Michele
Verona, now Piazza delle Erbe
Roman Forum, Philippi, at Philippi
Roman Forum (Mérida), at Mérida, Spain
Roman Forum (Pompeii), at Pompeii, Italy
In new Roman towns, the Forum was usually located at, or just off of, the intersection of the main north-south and east-west streets (the
tructures usually placed on the Forum
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