In 2001 the Center led an expedition to excavate at the Roman town of Casinum located at Monte Cassino, Italy. The expedition searched for the remains of a Roman temple and established the date for the city’s amphitheater to the early 4th century BC, which agrees with Latin literature. Founded by the Romans in 310 BC, the city benefited from architectural embellishments well into the Roman Imperial period. Casinum is located south east of Rome on the Via Latina, a famous road leading to Pompeii. It was the home of the Roman historian Varro and favored by Marc Anthony.
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Below is a section of the Via Latina and Casinum’s restored theater.
Casinum’s amphitheater was built by a local wealthy Roman lady named Ummidia Quadratilla, who was known for training highly educated slaves. An entrance to the amphitheater is above right. Her supposed mausoleum is pictured above left.
Below are views of the Roman amphitheater at Casinum.
More photos from the 2001 expedition
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