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1

When was construction started?

308 CE

2

Who started construction?

Maxentius

3

Who finished the construction?

Constantine (312 CE)

4

When was construction finished?

312 CE

5

Why was it built?

Likely to be the offices of the perfect city

6

What was it designed for?

Commercial and administrative activities

7

Where was it sited?

The Velia

8

What was the Velia?

A low ridge connecting the esquiline hill with the palatine hill

9

What was it built with?

Arches

10

How was the fact it was built from arches different in comparison to the other basilicas?

All other public basilicas had flat ceilings supported by wooden beams

11

Where are the construction techniques borrowed from?

Roman baths

12

What shape is the ground plan?

Rectangular

13

Layout stats?

100 x 65 m

14

How was the rectangular plan divided? (3 ways)

Central nave, lateral aisles and atrium

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The atrium was on the ____ side, where the original entrance was.

East

16

How big did the central nave measure?

80 x 25 m

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What was the central nave covered by?

3 groin vaults with a max height of 35 m

18

What were the two side aisles made up of?

3 interconnected coffered vaults, 2.5m wide

19

Where was light provided?

3 large windows in 5/6 of the lateral vaults; and by windows in the sides of the cross vaults (central nave)

20

Where were the numerous statues of gods displayed?

Niches set in walls

21

What was the floor in the central and lateral spaces like?

Geometric pattern of squares and circles with multicoloured marble