From the beginning, the Forum was required to satisfy two fundamental needs: the need for people to meet, and the need of … You’re going to find a period of up and you’re also going to write a novel it. Elections 2. And so you know can get some brilliant you know some Caesar esque character that might come crashing through the doors generation or a generation or two from now I can see a lot of people being like how far Congress is great. Stephanie:  I’m great. The Roman Forum is a rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of many of the oldest and most important buildings in the heart of Rome. Like that’s it. Next lesson. Mike Duncan calls himself a practical historian. [ 00:06:20 ] He I mean he did 12 Byzantine rulers and that was the one that I listened to I was like man this is amazing there’s got to be a Roman version of this. [41:49] Comparisons between ancient Rome and modern America. Events taking place in the Forum included: 1. [ 00:33:58 ] Yeah. [ 00:33:12 ] I mean they don’t even like they don’t even like talking about the Byzantines let alone the Roman period. [ 00:33:53 ] We’re working on what you do. And. I mean it’s kind of that way if it does have all the central shrines and all the central temples and all the central you know there’s a there’s a statue to the greatest of the Romans that are there. And I thought it was really weird. Criminal trials 4. [14:56] Highlights of the events that took place at the Roman Forum. And I’m coming up like in a month on my tenth anniversary. 2. Many of those structures can still be seen today. [ 00:05:15 ] You know I’ll just do that. And I was like oh OK well that’s in school. They’re not fitting in. Roman Forum history dates back to 6th century BC, and the oldest surviving foundation from these times is the Temple of Saturn. [ 00:17:14 ] A couple of three times of course. [ 00:30:29 ] But they have unquestionably the best collection of classical sculptures classical classical everything. We’re going to learn about out there that we should just interested in it might be for every pair we shot today. A little backstory on how I met Mike. [ 00:04:58 ] I mean you go back you read about the Samite wars and the Punic Wars and the founding of the Republic and then on into the crisis of the third century like hundreds of years later there’s so many good stories that are just buried in there has it all just all just do it all start a chronological narrative of the Roman Empire from the beginning. All the language still be the same. They were just all just all pantomime. The study of ancient Roman government reveals a civilization that cycled through almost every form of government possible from oligarchy to tyrant and emperor. The Roman Forum was the true heart of Ancient Rome. [ 00:17:52 ] Get right back into the street. You’re mad at me. Yeah. Now a lot of it like is speeches you know like every every great orator is delivering speeches in that place every elections are happening in that place so like every every Roman that you’ve ever heard of spent a considerable amount of time there. I think it’s anywhere. If you’re wondering what you should budget, check out this guide how much money to take on a trip to Italy. The Byzantine history. This is where the heads are being posted during the solid prescription. It was jammed with buildings and temples and people and it just would have been very crowded and very noisy and probably incredibly smelly. He released a chapter on his podcast feed, and it sounds really amazing. One of the most visited sites in Italy, the Roman Forum is also one of the best-known wonders of the Roman world. It’s where you would hold assemblies. He’s the host of both the history of Rome and the revolution podcast. I would read encyclopedia entries on you know most of the ancient civilizations the Romans the Egyptians the Greeks like the Mayans and the Incas like all these ancient civilizations were really fascinating and then I just really got into history a lot I didn’t actually study history in college though I wound up studying political science and philosophy but going through all of that political science of philosophy that’s again that’s a lot of ancient history that you have to learn you have to do a lot of ancient reading you got to read Cicero you got to read Seneca you got to read and then on the Greek side it’s Plato and Aristotle and then you go through like Machiavelli and he’s just again he’s just commentaries on Livy and you’re back to talking about the Romans again. [ 00:35:00 ] I can see that. It stayed this way for almost 1000 years until excavations began in the 18th and 19th century. So the goss tragedy. Revel in the true Roman-like experience . The Romans didn’t have that at all. You know it’s the Colosseum wasn’t even there until Vespasian which is around about 70 in the 70s. Not having read the book so I read the book chapter 1 the beasts of Italy. And it didn’t exist so there’s a lot of people that look to me and say like and openly say like oh you inspired me and then I did like a version of it. Used as the treasury and the seat of the financial overseers of the Roman Republic, … I want to say. [ 00:27:01 ] So instead become the tourist destination in Rome. This is a fun conversation between Mike and me so be sure you take the time to listen. [ 00:09:38 ] Some of the buildings on the forum that people might have heard us so in in the form right now like if you go to Rome I mean the Coliseum is there’s your back to your anchor point. And I don’t think that there was a plan for what to do if he did win. I met Mike when I went on the history of our tour that he did in 2011 and it was this trip that inspired me to get out and keep going to see all the historical places that I love in real life instead of just reading about them. Most of us know about at least two distinct stages of the Roman Empire – the years of the Republic and the years of Imperial Rome when the Caesars ruled. So it was too late. [ 00:09:36 ] Why don’t you talk about it a little bit. That’s not oh this person is you know is Pelosi and this person is you know it’s not. This is Episode 1 the Roman Forum. Roman Forum was once the nucleus of the lively Roman civilization. 3) The Roman Forum remained undiscovered right up until archaeologist Carlo Fea came along in 1803. But it was really really depopulated so it would have just been. Welcome to the History Fangirl podcast. Otherwise, there had been devastating consequences for the ancient buildings. And this is what I. But the guy that I had there you know she was she was pretty ambivalent about it. [ 00:31:24 ] It’s all I’ve got to see. The restoration of the ruins did not start until the 18th century where the excavated started and continued … [ 00:33:05 ] They’re moving on. [ 00:14:36 ] So because this was the center of Rome for so long in Rome was horrible for so you can cover some of the highlights of some historic events that would have taken place there. I’m went on a  trip to Rome which was the first time I went on a multi-day international trip. The Forum came into existence at a crossing of two important roads. In the year 1349, there was an earthquake which severely destroyed a part … And but by the time by the 18th century and then into the 19th century you started getting this like the Grand Tuer becomes a thing for these various like you know the British or French or wherever there was like kind of a circuit that you would start to run around as start getting more like bourgeois wealth is starting to come into things like what do you do with this money all gone like this. What do you mean that’s like a. OK. No they don’t it. Imperial fora. You know it was five six seven different iterations it wasn’t just one thing that remained static. A great way to explore the Roman Forum history is to walk the Via Sacra (Sacred Road), which begins from the top of Capitoline Hill and leads down, past some of the Forum’s most famous sites, to the Colosseum.The Via Sacra was the main street of ancient Rome. So you really have to. Yes sure. A site used for 1400 years. That never happened. [ 00:48:35 ] No I have not. They’re not transparent about it. Spectacular experience. I can’t wait to read it. Do we know what room is from. A great way to explore the Roman Forum history is to walk the Via Sacra (Sacred Road), which begins from the top of Capitoline Hill and leads down, past some of the Forum’s most famous sites, to the Colosseum.The Via Sacra was the main street of ancient Rome. After centuries of being forgotten, interest in the Ancient Roman Forum was reborn for such places linked to the past during the renaissance period. But you know credit where credit’s due I got the hint from Brown that it was on things new under the sun kind of. Right. At the heart of the city of Rome was an open space called the Forum, used for public meetings and celebration. My guest today is Mike Duncan, host of two great podcasts – “The History of Rome” and “Revolutions.” Mike is … If you were a triumphant general you would pass through it on your way to the temple of Jupiter so it was it was very much hallowed ground politically. However, over time the location grew with the addition of new statues, basilicas, arches, and additional buildings to accommodate the growing society and its different needs. First-time travelers in Rome can get overwhelmed with how much there is to do in the Eternal City. There’s always been something kicking around what did I say. He’s the host of both The History of Rome and the Revolutions Podcast. Like he was it was absolutely this is absolutely one of those like the dog that caught the car and now doesn’t know what to do. They’re private. An incredible place of antiquity that today you can buy your ticket and visit, thanks to the fact that many of its temples, buildings and ruins have been preserved well. 1 Helpful vote. Ridges connecting the Capitoline Hill with the Quirinal, and the Palatine with the Esquiline, enclosed the Forum Romanum. But he doesn’t read our novel and say. And that’s probably the single best place is the Vatican Museum. So I would go back again. Fun article for this episode which is Episode One The Roman Forum and instructions will be posted, Your email address will not be published. [ 00:47:49 ] So there’s going to be league and foul play. [ 00:40:20 ] Or do you feel like it would be the result of a break like what we have right now. These tribes lived in villages perched on the hills and chose this are for their trades, since it was regarded as a sort of free trade area. [ 00:34:04 ] I feel so I did so I mean there’s a printed promise that I know we don’t need too much in five days. Well an American who doesn’t understand you know I don’t get legs. So it was it was under construction. Turkey doesn’t have the same affinity for its Byzantine past that Greece has for aces and for its group possibly I think it is that’s where the flame of the Byzantine Empire is kept alive in people’s minds. Which I’ve I’ve never actually I’ve never been to Athens. It is believed that before Romans built their city, the forum vicinity was a burial area (8-7th C. So it was like I had a pretty view of the square. Your email address will not be published. Right. I had so much respect for Mike that I didn’t reach out to him until after I recorded a few other episodes, but thinking about which episode to release first it, really only makes sense to start with this one. So when I look at the United States and you know you see these the approval ratings of Congress are like abysmal. By the 6th century … The Roman Forum is one of the most popular sights in Rome, and with good reason. There’s a there’s a better than 80 percent chance you’re looking at what it would have looked like in you know around 100 B.C. Powered by WordPress and Stargazer. When did Mount Vesuvius Erupt and Destroy Pompeii . The short side to the east was occupied by the Temple dedicated to ‘divine’ Caesar. And it’s brought the depth of what it actually touches on. That’s what happened in five or nine that’s the founding of the republic in the American Revolution. Obviously not a lot that’s on the Acropolis that they go if she it when they dug up a lot of things more recently and they’re going to keep it true. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about the Roman Forum, its place in Roman society, and what happened to it in this centuries since the fall of Rome. And Asher I felt like you should if you want to see the Roman eastern Roman history you should go because that’s the stuff that if you want to learn about it from people they care about. [ 00:31:00 ] So the trouble and that in the video it is just century after century and other people stealing their stuff. All. The ‘Rostra’ means public speaker’s platform was also set up. Within a short period of time, the city changed drastically. Views of past and present: the Forum Romanum and archaeological context. It’s not him. And since Rome was the first big international trip that I took way back in 2011, before I was traveling full time, and since Mike is that person that inspired me to go on that trip, I figured I would start with this episode. But you know not what we would consider pretty. I wouldn’t call it like a gimmick because they don’t like. The Roman Forum, also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum (Italian: Foro Romano), is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome.Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. Have you been to the populous museum in the last like three years. [ 00:49:10 ] Like nobody nobody would except it to be able. The job of their orators was not to argue, but to argue persuasively! An enormous crowd gathered there every day. The Gauls and the Britons bred war dogs and the Britons exported both hunting and war dogs to Roman Europe even before the conquest. You know they’re sitting on it and that’s a relic of their you know imperial crimes. But I think it’s I think it’s fantastic because one of the thing that the history of Rome has and revolutions is is narrative history which I feel like in a lot of ways has been neglected by historians as a discipline like as as a way of teaching history it’s a lot more like studies of themes or studies of really more like minute aspects of history without ever stepping back and being like a lot of people just don’t know the basic story don’t know the basic plotline don’t know who the people are who did the things what order things happened in. by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. [ 00:31:52 ] But like at the same time you know it’s on the British Museum you know the British are really good. Here’s what happened. You know the emperors moved the political center of the Empire North to Milan. It is located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills. [34:46] How Mike decided to write his book, “The Storm Before the Storm.”. It quickly became a dumping ground and this once sacred piece of land became known as the Campo Vaccino (cattle field). And if America is wrong like where would we be like on the timeline. B.C.). The purpose of the Forum or Forum magnum (this is how the Romans called this forum, Roman Forum is a modern term) did not change; it was used in the same way. What we don’t seem to talk about very much is it’s not like the Roman Republic was super healthy in 50 BCE and it just got crashed by this generation of random like things had been breaking down for quite a while. [ 00:46:02 ] Yeah yeah. At the heart of the city of Rome was an open space called the Forum, used for public meetings and celebrations. [ 00:12:52 ] The Romans had no concept of personal space like it all like the Americans and I’m assuming most you know Western Europeans have a degree of like I need at least like a couple of feet between me and you for me to be comfortable like Americans even more so than almost anybody else in the world. Its building began in between 70 and 72 AD, under the emperor Vespasian and also was completed under the emperor Titus in 80 AD. She was like you know would be nice if we had it. So future book will be a grandpa or a biography of a rally. [ 00:47:13 ] That seems like a good use of history so I mean it and like to give this book to the people and have them read it and pay for it. It’s up to you but it would really help if you would rate and review. Timothy Snyder he did like blood man. It’s happening. Yeah. I mean people can use bad historical analogies and do bad historical analysis. 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