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Forma Urbis Romae
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[German version]

Modern term for a graphical representation, albeit not to scale, of the City of Rome. It was created between AD 203 and 208 on a 235 m2 marble wall in the Forum of Vespasian in Rome. The preserved fragments are an important record of the ancient topography of the city.

 Rome (Topography)


G. Carettoni et al., La pianta marmorea di Roma antica, 1960

E. Rodríguez-Almeida, Forma Urbis Marmorea, 1981

J. P. Heisel, Antike Bauzeichnungen, 1993, 193-197

K. Brodersen, Terra Cognita, 1995, 231-236.

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Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim), “Forma Urbis Romae”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 02 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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