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"Palatine: Domus Flavia" Palatine Hill Tip by martin_nl

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  Domus Flavia
by martin_nl

The Emperor Doitiam, like his predecessors, established his residence and court on the Palatine. The great palace, inaugurated in 92AD, had two entrances, one to the state rooms (the Domus Flavia) and one to the private apartments (the Domus Augustiana).

The official part of the building was alid out around a large porticoed court with various reception rooms ranged round it. In partcicular a splendid state room, where the throne was placed. The oval fountain could be admired from the banqueting rooms while meetings were going.

Domitian's palace aroused great admiration by its splendour and the immense size of the chambers and decoration. He must have truly felt like a God ruling over the earth.

Directions: The building is at the south end of the Palatine. You can recognise it by the oval fountains. When standing face to Circus Maximus, Domus Flavia is right of the Palatine Museum.
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  • Updated May 23, 2003
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