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Didn't Quite Do Ot For Me

In many ways the story i.e. its the last monument to be built on the forum, is better than the... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Landmark column

The Column of Phocas is a monumental column located in the Roman Forum. This Corinthian column... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

In many ways the story i.e. its the last monument to be built on the forum, is better than the monument itself which is just a singular column from top to bottom. Not a lot to see in itself but adds to the overall feel...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

The Column of Phocas is a monumental column located in the Roman Forum. This Corinthian column stands in its original location among the ruins and is a landmark in the Forum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

This column is located within the Roman forum by the Rostra and erected in honor of Emperor Foca in 608. This monument was the last erected within the Forum. This fluted Corinthian column is about 45 feet in height and rests on a white marble...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This column is standing the test of time, it stands, not that tall but still strong and proud amongst a range of monuments and temples at the Roman Forum. This column is one of the less known, less glamorous monuments but it is one that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Colonna di Foca was erected in honour of the emperor Phocas, of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was built in the year 608, however, the materials used for its construction were apparently recycled from an earlier structure dating to the 2nd century. Whatever the history...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

To be honest, for me, and I'm sure for many tourists, unless you study them deeply, it's difficult to tell the difference between many of these arches, columns and other pieces. This doesn't mean they're not interesting or spectacular but it does mean that you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

Erected in 608AD, as a singular, freestanding monument, this column was the last addition to the Roman Forum. It remains today in the same place as erected and is a well known landmark, located close to Arco di Settimio Severo.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

The Column of Phocas, the last great monument to be built in the Roman Forum, stands near the Arch of Septimius Severus. Erected in 608 after the ancient Roman Empire had dissolved, it was dedicated in honor of the Eastern Roman Emperor Phocas.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

The Column of Phocas, the Byzantine Emperor, was the last addition made in the Forum Romanum. It was a gift from the powerful Byzantine Empire in the 7th century to the Roman Empire, which was rapidly declining, after it was ruling the world for thousand...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Different from other standing columns all over the Forum, this was actually only ever a single column with brick base to be meant as a monument. To be honest, I barely noticed it during our tour. It is from around 600 AD (but maybe earlier,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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