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Basilica Ulpia, Rome

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The fragmented remains of the Ulpia Basilica are enough to give an idea of its original majesty and splendor. It was at one time the largest building in Trajan's Forum, not to mention the largest basilica in Rome. It was designed and built by one of history's most noted architects: Apollodorus of Damascus, but its conception is today considered to have been the work of Trajan himself. The basilica had five naves separated by four rows of columns with Corinthian capitols and bases, which held up an architrave adorned with an elaborate frieze.