Flashcards in Forum - Rome -Basilica Nova Deck (21):
When was construction started?
Who started construction?
Who finished the construction?
Constantine (312 CE)
When was construction finished?
Why was it built?
Likely to be the offices of the perfect city
What was it designed for?
Commercial and administrative activities
Where was it sited?
What was the Velia?
A low ridge connecting the esquiline hill with the palatine hill
What was it built with?
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
Where are the construction techniques borrowed from?
What shape is the ground plan?
100 x 65 m
How was the rectangular plan divided? (3 ways)
Central nave, lateral aisles and atrium
The atrium was on the ____ side, where the original entrance was.
How big did the central nave measure?
80 x 25 m
What was the central nave covered by?
3 groin vaults with a max height of 35 m
What were the two side aisles made up of?
3 interconnected coffered vaults, 2.5m wide
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)
Where were the numerous statues of gods displayed?
Niches set in walls