Basilicas (General) - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)

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Darius Arya
by American Institute for Roman Culture
published on 30 January 2020

The term comes from the Greek word “kingly hall” to describe the covered public hall or stoa that the Romans first built in the forum area in the 2nd Century BCE for conducting legal and business activities. The Basilica Porcia was first basilica built in Rome (184 BCE), overlooking the forum, but it was the Basilicas Aemilia and Sempronia. created slightly later, that gave a regularized shape to the central forum piazza.

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