The Concept, Chronology and Construction of Trajanic Buildings at Portus, Ostia and Rome

Tuesday 22 January 2013 09.00-19.00

The Concept, Chronology and Construction of Trajanic Buildings at Portus, Ostia and Rome

The primary aim of this workshop is to present new evidence for the date, construction process and architectural conception of the Trajanic harbour at Portus. The evidence to be presented will include a synthesis of our current understanding of the complex, as well as brick stamps and construction techniques for three key buildings at the heart of the port, and a new analysis and interpretation of the Trajanic PORTVM sestertii. The secondary aim is to place these advances in the broader context of contemporary building initiatives at Ostia and Rome, with a view to better understanding the significance of Trajanic building at Portus. In particular, attention will focus upon the river port at Lungotevere Testaccio, the Foro di Traiano, Mercati Traianei and the Terme di Traiano.

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Organised by Simon Keay (University of Southampton) and Christina Triantafillou (University of Southampton)