4 Minutes Away - The Imperial Fora
The road to the Imperial Fora begins and ends before us. Fancy a stroll through Imperial Rome? Want to walk through the world’s most spectacular string of squares? If so, start at the Forum of Caesar, inaugurated in 46 BC. Did you know that Julius Caesar claimed to be descended from Venus and that he personally bought the land on which the temple dedicated to the god was to be built? A short walk away is the Forum of Augustus, inaugurated in 2 BC, with porticoes and exedras where the courts sat.
Sixty years later, the Temple of Peace was built by Vespasian. Then, in 98 AD, the Emperor Domitian connected all of these complexes by building a square linking the Temple of Peace to the Forums of Caesar and Augustus. The last imperial forum to be built was Trajan’s, inaugurated in 113 BC and financed with the spoils from the conquest of Dacia.