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By Martin Henig

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That he was equally at home with the contemporary architectural idiom is clear from the curvilinear elements and the use of large windows in the Baths of Trajan, which he built between AD 104 and 109. It seems likely that he was also the architect of Trajan's Market, to judge from the close integration of its design with that of the Forum though it is not among the buildings which Dio (lxix) specifically mentions as his (111. 17). In planning the market there was no room for the rigid axial symmetry of the Forum and the Baths.

Bear the weight of the structure above. In the between engaged Doric columns provided visual contrast with the rhythm of the porticoes. Even for the latest of the dates which have been suggested for it, which range from the midsecond century to the early 70s BC, the Sanctuary is an outstanding achievement, both in its size and in the complexity of its design. The vaulted platforms and porticoes of the temples of Jupiter Anxur at in their capacity to upper terraces, arches set Terracina and of Hercules Victor at Tivoli show, on a smaller if still impressive scale, how thoroughly these new ideas and new skills were becoming assimilated in building practice by the middle of the first century BC, and to what effect they might be exploited.

11 id probablx bx the same man. The harbour town of ( )stia shows, better ex en than the metropolis, how successlul die Roman architectural revolution had been. Most characteristic ol die town are the insulae, the rectangular apartment blocks built round a courtyard, with sell-contained shops along the ground-floor frontages, their entrances shaded bx the conThe same basic plan tinuous balconies of the upper Storeys III. -'<> contrasting buildings as die have been built next to . 26. Courtyard of the warehouse of Epagathius and Epaphroditus, Ostia.

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