Arch of Constantine, Rome 312-315 CE
Erected to celebrate Constantine’svictory. Medallions show details of war.
Basilica (Aula Palatina), Trier,Germany 300-310 CE
audience hall, Palace of Constantine
model for other basilica churches, twolayers, rectilinear, tall with apse at one end,
St. John Lateran (San Giovanni inLaterano), Rome314 CE
Rebuilt in the Baroque era and in the18th century
Seat for the pope – cathedral forrome – five aisle basilica.
It’s been changed, destroyed,reconstruction, but core basilica plan is still there.
Santa Costanza, Rome350 CE
Patron: Constantia, daughter ofConstantine
Circular in plan. Has narthex (porch)Walls are very thick with niches carved out. Pairs of columns. Columns separating circular space which is very tall and domed fromside aisles. Twelve pairs of Corinthian columns. 12 clerestorywindows.
San Apollinare en Classe,Ravenna, Italy532-549 CE
San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy548CE
central plan, founded by bishopaclesius. Building was dedicated to patron saint of Ravenna – SanVitale. Church is octagonal in plan. Sizable buttresses. On eachof the eight sides, divided into two stories, divided into threeareas by pilasters with round headed windows. Domed octagon withambulatory and gallery.
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