arbles, was recently exposed to view, but covered up again.
The marble facing of the internal walls was destroyed in 1562 (LR 266;
LS iii. 221 (for details, see Archivio Boccapaduli Arm. ii. Mazzo iv. 46. 10). There is a full list, with sizes, signed by Pirro Ligorio, of 29 slabs of porphyry and
150 of marble removed by the Pope's orders.
The brick facing of the exterior and the cornice were coated with stucco
to represent marble (ib.), just as was the case in the Thermae of Diocletian.
In 303 A.D. there were erected in front of the curia, outside the
comitium, two colossal columns, in celebration of the vicennalia and
decennalia of Diocletian and his colleagues in the empire. The first
base, found in 1490, is lost; but the second, decorated with inferior
reliefs (one of which represents the suovetaurilia, in imitation of the
Trajanic slabs) which was found in 1547, still lies not far from the niger
lapis (Mitt. 1893, 281; HC 95-96; CIL vi. 1203-1205, 31261, 31262).
For a glass cup co
-305Reign of Diocletian: he restores Forum, 234:
Basilica Julia, 79, 80:
seven bases along Via Sacra, 234:
Porticus Pompeia (Porticus Herculea et Jovia), 428;
with Maximian restores Theatre of Pompey, 517;
increases supply of Marcia, 27;
collapse of part of Circus Maximus, 117;
builds Nymphaea Tria, 363;
restores Forum Julium, 226;
terminal stones of Tiber banks, 538.
298-306Thermae of Diocletian, 527.
303Columns of Vicennalia in front of Curia, 145.
303-304Arcus Diocletiani on the Via Lata, 41, 42, 47.
306-312Reign of Maxentius: he builds Thermae on Palatine, 379, 530:
Urbis Fanum, 387;
dedicates base in Comitium, 136:
Temple of Divus Romulus, 450;
begins Basilica Nova (Basilica of Constantine), 76.
307Temple of Venus and Rome injured by fire and restored, 553.
311Secretarium Senatus restored, 146.
312-337Reign of Constantine: he completes Basilica, 76: