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Trajans Basilica

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Interior view of Trajan's Basilica (Basilica Ulpia), as restored by Canina.

Basilica , a word of Greek origin, frequently used in Latin literature and inscriptions to denote a large covered building that could accommodate a considerable number of people. Strictly speaking, a basilica was a building of this kind situated near the business centre of a city and arranged for the convenience of merchants, litigants and persons engaged on the public service; but in a derived sense the word might be used for any large structure wherever situated, such as a hall of audience (Vitruv. vi. 5. 2) or a covered promenade (St Jerome, Ep. 46) in a private palace

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3, by Various
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Friday 15 May 2020
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