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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:38 pm


The Domus Aurea – which in English means the Golden House, belonged to the Roman emperor Nero. It was one of the greatest private residences ever built.
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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:40 pm


Being an ancient city, Rome was a higgledy mess of twisting streets and cramped, multistoried houses, accommodating a huge population within a limited space. There was little room for magnificent palaces.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:42 pm

This was no longer the case, however, after the great fire of Rome in 64AD, which destroyed much of the aristocratic district on the Palatine hill.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:43 pm

Nero’s enemies who, unfortunately for him, wrote the history books, tell us that Nero sang while Rome burned to the ground around him.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:45 pm

If true, it was perhaps because he knew that the destruction would give him the chance to claim enough land to build a palace worthy of himself.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:47 pm

The Domus Aurea covered no less than 100 acres of the city, and included a vast private pool and mock farms to give the impression of the rural idyll for which many Romans pined.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:48 pm

Within the house itself were rooms with exquisite frescoes. One dining room had a rotating ceiling, allowing the movement of the stars to be seen from the comfort of indoors.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:50 pm

When he saw the completed palace, Nero exclaimed with typical understatement, that is called “litotes” for those who want to impress their friends with their knowledge of rhetoric, “Finally I can live like a human.”

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:51 pm

After his death, the palace was turned over to public use. A colossal statue of Nero was removed from the palace; the new site was later used for a stadium which, named after the statue, was called the coliseum.


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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:53 pm

The word Palace derives itself from Palatine, due to the preponderance of grand houses there. They used to be the most luxury residence back then..
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Post by dipeshgainju on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:48 am

Oh I didn't know that. In fact I had no idea on that. Its a new information to me. So thank you so much for sharing that thread with us in this forum.

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