Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Domus Tiberiana

The first truly unified palace built by an emperor is maybe that of Tiberius (14/37)
The area was covered in the sixteenth century by the Farnese Gardens. It is largely uncharted
Perhaps Tiberius built it over his birthplace. It included a library

It was probably the seat of the designated successor of the emperor when he was still alive, as Tiberius was the successor of Augustus

We know with certainty that Marcus Aurelius (161/180) and Lucius Verus (161/169) lived here when they were adopted and designated as successors of Antoninus Pius (138/161)

It was used as a residence by Pope John VII (705/707)

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