Trajan. Building the Empire, creating Europe
On 8 August of 1900 years ago, the emperor Trajan died. A major exhibition will be celebrated at the Mercati di Traiano from November 29th, 2017.
On August 8th, A.D. 117 Marco Ulpio Nerva Traiano died, the optimus princeps who brought the Roman Empire to its maximum extent.
What does it mean to build an Empire?
And what is the relationship between the Roman Empire and current Europe?
Politics, economics, welfare, all-out military conquests; inclusion of different populations under a single State that governs with laws that are still today the basis of modern jurisprudence; good administration, also influenced by capable women, authoritative "first ladies"; communication campaigns and persuasion to obtain popular consensus through public utility works, "magnificentia publica" and private but discreet luxury.
It is not the plot of a fiction, nor the program of some politicians, but the trace of the Trajan exhibition. Building the Empire, creating Europe, conceived by Claudio Parisi Presicce and curated by Marina Milella, Simone Pastor and Lucrezia Ungaro to celebrate the 1900 year-anniversary of the death of the emperor who brought the Empire to its maximum expansion.
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De Luca Editori d’Arte
November 29, 2017 – November 18, 2018
Last admission 1 hour before closing time
Please Note: please check our Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures
Every first Sunday of the month free admission for residents in Rome and in the metropolitan city area.
Ticket for the museum and the exhibitions ("Trajan. Building the Empire, creating Europe", 29.11.2017-18.11.2018, "Columna mutãtio - THE SPIRAL", 29.11.2017-18.11.2018 and "I Confini dell’Impero Romano. Il Limes Danubiano. Da Traiano a Marco Aurelio", 6.7-18.11.2018 ):
Adults € 15,00
Concessions € 13,00
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
Adults € 13,00
Concessions € 11,00
Reduced admission for employees Bulgari SpA and a companion
Please note: According to the Municipal by-law, due to the exceptionality of the exhibition, people usually entitled to free admission must purchase a € 2,00 concessionary ticket.
However, free admission is granted to children under 6 years, groups of elementary and (lower) middle schools, to visitors with disabilities and a family member or a carer who can prove that they belong to social and health care services.
Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card and ATM
The printed receipt entitles you to jump the queue at the ticket office and quickly pick up your ticket.
Tel. 060608 (everyday 9.00a.m. – 7.00p.m.)
Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita culturale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
In collaboration with
Università degli Studi di Ferrara
LAD – Laboratorio di Studi e Provincie sulle Antiche Provincie Danubiane
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Claudio Parisi Presicce
Zètema Progetto Cultura
Installazioni multimediali e interattive sul Foro di Traiano
Duke University, Department of Classical Studies, Dig@Lab, con la direzione scientifica di Maurizio Forte
SPONSOR SISTEMA MUSEI CIVICI
With the technical support of
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
In collaborazione con
Radio Monte Carlo