Area of Study
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
This project discusses the movement of the Curia Julia that began when the Senate assigned Julius Caesar the task in 44 BCE and that was completed in 29 BCE by Augustus. Contrary to prevailing scholarship, I argue that Julius Caesar selected his new location for the Curia Julia in light of his plan to rearrange the northern Forum Romanum instead of as a way of affronting the Senate. Also, again arguing against prevailing scholarship, I argue that Julius Caesar did not begin work on the construction of the new Curia, but instead Augustus is to be credited for its entire construction.
Roundy, Will, "The Construction of the Curia Julia" (2011). Summer Research. 117.
University of Puget Sound