Lesson 1
The Forum Of Trajan - Part 1
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Kleiner, Diana E. E., HSAR 252 Roman Architecture,Spring 2009. Yale Open Course Ware: History of Art, Accessed 3/10/14, http://oyc.yale.edu/history-art/hsar-252/lecture-14 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Professor Kleiner analyzes the major public architectural commissions of the emperor Trajan in Rome. Distinguished by their remarkably ambitious scale, these buildings mimic Trajan's expansion of the Roman Empire to its furthest reaches. Professor Kleiner begins with Trajan's restoration of the Forum of Julius Caesar and proceeds to the Baths of Trajan. Situated on the Oppian and Esquiline Hills, these Trajanic baths follow the basic model of the earlier imperial Baths of Titus but increase the size of the complex several times.

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