The Hadrianic Tondi on the Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine, dedicated on 25 July 315 CE, stands in Rome between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, at what was once the beginning of the Via Triumphalis. As described on its attic inscription, it commemorates Constantine‚Äôs victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on 28 October 312 CE¬†over the tyrant Maxentius… Continue reading The Hadrianic Tondi on the Arch of Constantine

Rome: 4 Triumphal Arches

The triumphal arch was a type of Roman architectural monument built all over the empire to commemorate military triumphs and other significant events such as the accession of a new emperor. Arches were often erected over major thoroughfares and as the structure had no practical function as a building it was often richly decorated with… Continue reading Rome: 4 Triumphal Arches