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Reconstruction view

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View from Basilica Aemilia

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Curia Iulia
Senate house rebuilt by J. Caesar on site of earlier Curia Hostilia
Reconstructed state: Building as restored

Known historical events

44 BC Work started by Julius Caesar, but interrupted when Caesar was assassinated. Sources: Cassius Dio 44.5.2.
29 BC Completed by Augustus, who dedicated it as a templum and who placed works of art here, including: paintings by Nicias and Philocares; and an altar and a statue of Victory (the latter taken from Tarentum). Sources: Res gestae 19.1, Cassius Dio 51.22, Varro cited in Gellius 14.7.7, Pliny, NH 35,1; Herodian 5.5.7, Cassius Dio 51.22; Suetonius, Augustus 100).
81 AD to 96 AD A restoration in the time of Domitian is recorded. Sources: Hier. chron.a. Abr. 161.2110.
283 AD Destroyed by fire of Carinus. Sources: Chronogr. a. 354.
284 AD to 305 AD Rebuilt by Maximian and Diocletian. Sources: Chronogr. a. 354; Aurelius Victor, Caes. 13.5.
412 AD The Urban Prefect Flavius Annius Eucharius Epiphanius restores the building. Sources: CIL 6.1718=ILS 5522.
630 AD Converted to Church of S. Adriano by Pope Honorius I. Sources: Liber pontif. 72.6.
1935 AD to 1938 AD Deconsecrated and restored to present form showing the late-antique phase. Sources: A. Bartoli, Curia Senatus (Rome 1963).