An Ancient road, the Argiletum led you into the forum from the Subura, Rome's crowded slum district. The road was lined with booksellers and cobblers, according to Martial. Domitian made. narrrow forum, the Forum Transitorium, consecrated by Nerva in 97 CE. This arcaded street (with Temple of Minerva) was a truly magnificent entry into the Roman Forum. It concluded between the Basilica Aemilia/ Paulli and Curia Julia. Beyond it you had a great view of the 4th Century CE Column, later called the Column of Phocas in your sightline for the entire walk down the road. Ruts are still visible as you near the Curia. A 9th to 10th Century CE house sits on the roadway, found in 1990s CE excavations, a sign of how much Rome had deteriorated in the medieval period.
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Culture, A. I. f. R. (2020, February 16). Argiletum - Ancient Rome Live. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1966/argiletum---ancient-rome-live/
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