Apollodorus of DamascusRoman Architect (1st/2nd century CE) Romans / Historical Persons
Apollodorus of Damascus (last 1st to early 2nd century CE) was a reknowned architect and engineer of the time of the emperor Trajan.
Apollodorus was supposedly born in Damascus in Syria, and he followed Trajan on the campaign in Dacia where he constructed bridges and machines of war. When Trajan became emperor he brought Apollodorus with him to Rome, and Apollodorus build most of the buildings and monuments ordered by Trajan, among these the Forum of Trajan with the Basilica Ulpia and the Column of Trajan, the Markets of Trajan, and the Baths of Trajan.
Apollodorus wrote a treatise on "Engines of War" which survives.
- Basilica Ulpia (Forum of Trajan, Rome, Italy)
- Column of Trajan (Forum of Trajan, Rome, Italy)
- Forum of Trajan (Rome, Italy)
- Markets of Trajan (Rome, Italy)
- Trajan - Roman Emperor (98-117 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Hadrian's Villa - Luxurious imperial villa from the first century CE (Tivoli, Lazio, Italy)
- Temple of Amor and Roma - Temple constructed by Hadrian to Venus and the Genius of Rome (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
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