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Stephen Lauf

Inside the Density of G. B. Piranesi's Ichnographia Campi Martii

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Once within the Campus Martius proper, the Triumphal Way moves along the length of an enormous stadium. No doubt, the intention here is for the Triumph to proceed through the stadium full of spectators. Furthermore, it is in conjunction with this Stadium that the Triumphal Way intersects a significant cross-axis. The Ara Martis, Rome's original altar to Mars, together with an adjacent Templum Martis align with the Templum Romuli that is part of the Stadium's composition. This is again a clear reference to the origins of Rome.

the red line indicates the path of the triumphal way
1. Stadium
2. Ara Martis
3. Templum Martis
4. Templum Romuli


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