The roman colosseum was to become the showpiece of the new flavian dynasty of vespasian and his sons titus and domitian the location chosen for the new amphitheater was most significant it was built on the site of the infamous golden house of nero. The goal of ancient origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe. Anyway, i was intrigued enough to research the history of ostia further on jstor and stumbled across a research paper, nero's quinquennium: the ostian connection, by oxford scholar mk thornton that appeared in the journal historia in 1989. The california historical society (chs) is a membership-based non-profit organization that offers free access to its archives of manuscripts, photographs, books and artwork, as well as diverse exhibitions, programs and events.
Nero exhausted the roman treasury rebuilding the city around his 100-acre domus aurea (golden house) palace complex at its center he commissioned a 100-foot-tall bronze statue of himself, the colossus neronis nero's decline and fall by the final years of his nero's rule, the roman empire was under great strain. Golden house of nero, latin domus aurea, palace in ancient rome that was constructed by the emperor nero between ad 65 and 68, after the great fire of 64 (an occasion the emperor used to expropriate an area of more than 200 acres [81 hectares] of land in the centre of the city. Archeology and history of the palatine hill presents to a large public the topographical lay-out of the most relevant part of the city (according the greek and roman historians rome was founded on the palatine. The domus aurea (or golden house) aptly harks back to this progress of roman building skills in terms of excessive magnificence designed as a large landscaped portico villa, the expansive project (patronized by emperor nero) was started in 64 ad, after the great fire of rome had destroyed many of the aristocratic and civic buildings.
Hence the colosseum's elaborate honeycomb of arches, passages and stairways, which allowed thousand of spectators to get into and watch their murderous games in a custom-made amphitheatre. The domus aurea (latin, golden house) was a vast landscaped palace built by the emperor nero in the heart of ancient rome after the great fire in 64 ad had destroyed a large part of the city and the aristocratic villas on the palatine hill. Axel boëthius, the golden house of nero jerome lectures, fifth series ann arbor: the university of michigan press (distributed in england by the cresset press), 1960 pp 195, with 109. The cavernous space was once above ground, the grand home of emperor nero, and considered one of the most magnificent palaces ever built its name, domus aurea, means golden house. The domus aurea, or golden house, was the private residence of emperor neroa perfect testament to how rich and powerful roman emperors were, the domus aurea covered 200 acres and even included a private lake.
The golden house was filled in and served as the foundation of trajan's baths, the lake disappeared under the colosseum, the amphitheatrum flavium, and the statue's head was changed to that of a divinity the entire project was a huge example of roman building techniques and imagination. The golden house (that is the meaning of domus aurea), located between the esquiline and palatine hills , was one of nero's most extravagant projects as everybody knows, two-thirds of the city of rome were destroyed by a great fire in 64 ad. Byline: nick pisa in rome archaeologists have uncovered what is believed to be the rotating dining room of roman emperor nero the 2,000-year-old coenatio rotunda was created inside the 1stcentury palace that nero built as his home on the palatine hill in rome. Nero did take the opportunity to build himself a new palace, which he called the golden house, and later historians like suetonius and dio cassius were in no doubt that nero had been responsible for the fire and had been seen singing exultantly as it burned.
Nero was born near rome on 15 december 37 ad and was known as a child as domitius through his mother agrippina he was the only surviving direct male descendant of the emperor augustus in 49 ad. The narrator of the golden house, rené, is an aspiring filmmaker who theorizes on history, art, cinema, literature and the nature of the auteur this self-referential intellectualism includes entire narrative scenes in screenplay and monologue forms. The involuntary demolition paved the way for nero's lavish building project that culminated in his domus aurea or golden house and colossal self-statue nero, however, didn't burn rome or at least didn't start the burning. Nero golden and his three sons flee to the united states after losing nero's wife to the november 2008 bombay (or mumbai) terrorist attacks by the pakistan-based lashkar-e-tayyaba, which claimed.
The colosseum background: the colosseum or flavian amphitheater is an amphitheater built during the time of roman empire in rome, italyit is widely believed that colosseum was the biggest and grandest amphitheater in the entire roman empire. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more 1 he golden house of nero was one of the many magnificent palaces of the roman emperors originally it could hardly have been commenced when the journal 665 words. The domus aurea (golden house) has one of the most historically exciting stories in rome, starting with the decadent excesses of emperor nero and later becoming a source of inspiration for renaissance artists such as raphael. In salman rushdie's 'golden house,' a trump-like figure rules the manor in salman rushdie's novel 'the golden house,' nero golden will remind readers of a certain new yorker now in the white house.
The second reason often proffered is that nero wanted to rebuild rome according to his own plans, which included a sumptuous new residence for himself, the golden house (domus aurea) there is a modern myth that the new palace was built solely for parties and orgies. A huge chunk of a 2,000-year-old gallery in the complex that includes the infamous emperor nero's fabled golden palace collapsed tuesday, rome's art officials said. The golden house of nero was and still is a grand achievement on a architectural, structural, and landscape design scale and will always be hailed as one of the most prominent creations of the early roman empire.