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  • 1. Roman Forum Regia Satveer Singh Ian MacKinnon Geraldo Revola Terrance ***??

2. REGIA 3. Main Menu Names of REGIA Purpose Other Purposes Design of Regia Location Modern Equivalent Interesting Information Late Republic Sources Images/Videos 4. Names of REGIA

  • The Translation from roman to English Regia meaning Kings house.

5. Purpose

  • It was originally the residence of the kings of Rome or at least their main headquarters
  • The Secondary use of Regia was for administrative purposes for the pontifex maximus
  • It also becameThe office of Rex Sacrorum was created to continue the religious duties of the kings.
  • The Regia was originally the residence of the kings of Rome or at least their main headquarters, and later the office of the Pontifex Maximus, the high priest of Roman religion.

6. Design of Regia

  • A large quantity of Gold was used on building of Regia until it was destroyed in a fire but this just made the second one more decorative and had a vast amount of statues
  • It states thatWithin the Regia was the massive archives which were maintained with information pertaining to war, prodigies, calamaties and so forth.
  • These were used to interpret omens and to close down government actions if needed.

7. Location

  • Its position, directly north-west of the aedes Vestae, is made certain by the existing ruins
  • the Regia was physically cut off from the main square of the forum, leaving it in a much less conspicuous location.
  • Palace next to the The Temple of Vesta
  • It occupied an area between the Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina in the Forum Romanum. According to ancient tradition it was build by the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius.

8. Images/Videos 9. Sources

  • Numa first lived on the Quirinal hill, and then in the palace next to the temple of Vesta, Which is still called Regia Solinus Collectanea 1.21, in D. Dudley, Urbs Roma, Phaidon, Aberdeen University Press, 1967, p. 104

10. Late Republic

  • The Regia was one of Romes most prominent buildings from the earliest of times, all the way through the late republic.
  • After the downfall of the city of Rome and its remaining empire in the fifth century, the physical remainder of the Regia lived on after being converted to a private residence or also known as a place to live in the 7 thand 8 thCentury
  • Its survival even past that of one of the greatest empires to have ever existed which displays the importance and prominence of this centerpiece of the ancient city of Rome.

11. Interesting Information

  • The Regia is said to have been constructed by Romes second great leader, King Numa Pompilius (the successor of Romulus) in the fifth century BC, to serve as his residence.
  • Numa is also well known for his notion of establishing the vestal virgins, a key component in the preservation of the Regia itself
  • There was a timewhere theRegia became more of a public religious venue for rituals and posts
  • the Regia was believed to have been destroyed by fire four times
  • Due to its location, the Regia is an unusual shape, almost pentagonal

12. Modern Equivalent

  • Kirribilli House is the official Sydney residence of the Australian Prime Minister. The house is located at the far eastern end of Kirribilli Avenue in the suburb of Kirribilli.
  • The property was used by the staff of the Governor-General until 1930 when it was leased to tenants. In 1956 Kirribilli House was set aside as a residence for the official use of Prime Ministers, when they need to perform official duties and extend official hospitality when in Sydney.

13. Bibliography

  • www.sights.seindal.dk/sight/4_Forum_Romanum.html
  • http://www.visiblepast.net/gwiki/index.php?title=Regia
  • http://www.romeartlover.it/Storia14.jpg
  • http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/Regia.html

14. Regia 4. Location within the forum and relevance to surrounding buildings

  • Palace next to the The Temple of Vesta
  • It occupied an area between the Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina in the Forum Romanum. According to ancient tradition it was build by the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius.

15. Regia 6. A selection of primary and secondary sources relating to the building. Be sure to find reliable sources (Wikipedia doesnt count)

  • Numa first lived on the Quirinal hill, and then in the palace next to the temple of Vesta, Which is still called Regia Solinus Collectanea 1.21, in D. Dudley, Urbs Roma, Phaidon, Aberdeen University Press, 1967, p. 104

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