The Colosseum

Though the Colosseum was not built until years after Caesar died, this feat of architectural engineering represents everything that Caesar dreamed of for his empire. Commissioned by the 9th Roman emperor, Vespasian, the Colosseum was created for "entertainment, spectacle, and death…"

The Citcus Maximus

The Circus Maximus was built in the sixth century BC by Tarquinius Priscus, the fifth king of Rome as the site for huge chariot races. There were many renovations over the centuries and in 46 BC, Julius Caesar lengthened the track and built an euripus or water-filled channel around it. These races "to which the Romans are fanatically devoted" could last all day and often the races were run again to keep them fair.

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The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum was possibly the most crucial part of ancient Roman city life. From this cultural center sprung the beginnings of the civilization that has had such a lasting impact on our modern life.The forum was the site where "business, judicial, civic or religious activities were conducted." The Roman Forum was surrounded by temples, shops, and basilicas which were basically covered meeting rooms.

Forum of Caesar

In the time of Caesar the original Roman Forum was becoming too crowded. Caesar used his considerable influence and power to create a new forum named, of course, after himself.