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avatar MagisterCraft
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
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My Latin students and I are rebuilding Ancient Rome as it would have stood during the Age of Augustus. I have noticed an abundance of people reproducing Rome in the 3rd and later centuries. For the Latin classroom, the majority of our texts come from the late Republic and early Empire (under Augustus). We are therefore seeking to fill a real void.

We work in big chunks, and this first one is the Forum Romanum and immediate areas.

All builds are thoroughly researched in primary Latin and Greek texts as well as secondary scholarly books, articles, and journals.

The scale is 1:1 where 1 block = 1 meter. The scale has caused some areas of Rome to be skewed in size, but I did not take away from land upon which sat important archeological finds.

We began in the Fall of 2014 and are slated to finish within the next 4 years, if not sooner.

I also use student builds and my own to produce educational videos which I then upload to my youtube channel.

I am in the process of creating my own texture pack for this project, but it is possible to see other textures in here as placeholders until I can change them. I give credit to the following people/groups for their inspiration and/or contributions.
- Like so many others, Stugace first introduced me not only to a Roman themed texure pack, but Romecraft was my first texture pack. This pack has been the standard upon which I build my own pack. Many of his items and armor remain in his fashioning.
- MolochBaal of Roma Aeterna was the one to prove to me that such an ambitious project like this one could feasibly be done. He has provided great insight in the early terraforming stages. Even his resourcepack has played a huge role in the development of my own as he showed me that with just 64x you can truly achieve some remarkable and realistic textures. Muchisimas gracias.
- Quirinalis has been kind enough to allow us to use her excellent Roman skins and make some unique ones which all contributed to deeper immersion for my students and viewers.
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Update #8 : 01/31/2018 10:15:13 pmJan 31st, 2018

New progression photo of dated to 1-31-18. Things are moving right along.
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06/24/2019 9:35 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Medus95
Hello Magistercraft: I'm Daniele Grillo, latin teacher from GrecoLatinoVivo, We met at Neaples two years ago. I would ask you if it is possible to download this map to show it to my students.
Thanks a lot,
Daniele Grillo.
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04/27/2019 8:28 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Nero_Claudiuss
Very nice job it truly looks awesome! Thanks gramps heh.
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04/14/2019 3:25 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
MarcusAugustus
and dont forget download link :P
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04/14/2019 3:25 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
MarcusAugustus
keep it up"!!!!!!
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03/03/2019 8:01 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
MrDaFunk
Incredible work , probably the most historically accurate project i've seen. Cant wait for it to be completed so i can roam around the streets of the heart of the Republic !
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01/22/2019 6:42 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Mateo1023
Is this project still alive? It looks great, so I'm very curious.
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01/22/2019 9:28 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
Thanks. Yes, it is alive, and nearly done. The hold up is because I use this world among others to make Latin and Greek language videos.
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01/23/2019 8:22 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Mateo1023
That’s awesome. Thanks for the response, I’ll definitely check out your videos.
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01/24/2018 7:09 am
Level 40 : Master Architect
hherlev
I love your work, good job. I was wondering however, you seem to have included a blueprint of the Baths of Caracalla, which I am fairly certain was first built in 216 and the area was not previously occupied with anything similar. Doesn't that building contradict your project date?
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01/31/2018 10:15 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
New pic is up. Check it out.
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01/31/2018 9:31 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
Thanks! So, about that. The blueprint of the Baths of Caracalla is but a remnant of a time when I first started this project nearly 5 years ago. At that time, I planned to build Rome at circa 320 AD. However, I decided about 4 years ago to abandon this idea because it was already being done and was irrelevant to my instruction of Latin during the Age of Augustus. The blueprint was recently removed because I finally started building in that area. I will upload a new photo showing as much. I appreciate the inquiry. Best
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02/04/2017 9:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
lolboy1231
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04/02/2016 12:27 am
Level 24 : Expert Warrior
Brownwarriorcat232
Woah, amazing! I don't understand latin much *cough not at all cough* but still OHMYGODOHMAYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD ROMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (My cousin let me use his PMC account today so I looked at Greek and Roman builds all day XD)
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03/29/2016 3:26 am
Level 30 : Artisan Mage
Lovelife090994
Nicely done! I love Roman architecture and I love the gold textures against the white and burgundy! Very nice contrast and detail, bravo!
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02/15/2016 10:17 am
Level 28 : Expert Fish
Matspls
Your builds are really awesome! If your lookinig for inspiration this is also a great remake of Rome: 
www.planetminecraft.com/project/roma-aeterna/
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12/25/2015 11:27 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Network
Deactivated2017
Very nice.
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12/23/2015 11:54 am
Level 40 : Master Ninja
Shimoto
Which I like the most about this is that there are small things like the Shrine of Venus Cloacina and the Temple of Janus; builds which are not included in the most reconstructions. Though I do miss the Lacus Curtius; or is it there? Quite hard to see actually.

Would love to see a download ot at least some more pictures in the future :) Anyway, great work by now!
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12/17/2015 8:07 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Nerd
JCHelland
Pulcherrimum opus intermicantibus (not a Latin student so I hope this is "beautiful work")
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11/29/2015 9:06 pm
Level 24 : Expert Network
koterman99
Nice work. ;) Seem's a bit to vibrant though.
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11/30/2015 5:30 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
Thank you. Too vibrant in which way? I am always looking to make improvements so pleae elaborate!
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12/05/2015 5:23 pm
Level 24 : Expert Network
koterman99
Some of the colors such as red, seem just a bit to bright.
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12/05/2015 7:32 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
I think I know just what you mean: those columns, right? Originally I thought I would make the textures as if the buildings had just been built; so everything would be bright and clean. But the more we went along the more I have been toying around with the idea of making the colors more towards the dull side. If you google HBO's Rome, you will see the colors I have been thinking about: dingy and dark, but more authentic. Glad you said something as I think I will go ahead with it. Thank you! Care to help?  :P
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11/29/2015 3:07 am
Level 33 : Artisan Engineer
Dispharmacy
Impressive mate!! Really good work in this, keep it up pal!
Lots of love :*
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11/28/2015 6:25 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
jetblade545
can i help build it
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10/27/2015 6:35 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
King Diamondz
Cool! Good Luck on Your Build and PLEASE Make it Downloadable
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10/30/2015 9:58 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
We certainly will put up a download!
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11/05/2015 4:40 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
King Diamondz
Thank you!
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10/26/2015 8:40 am
Level 36 : Artisan Warrior
Phoenic
Bravissimi, mi piace molto!
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10/27/2015 6:04 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
Grazie!
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10/25/2015 10:36 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
Really nice work so far.
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10/25/2015 12:23 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
Thank you!
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10/23/2015 8:54 pm
Level 44 : Master Architect
Anakiiin
This looks like an amazing start. You and your students are great builders! :D Good luck completing it! :)
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10/25/2015 9:38 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
MagisterCraft
Thank you! Many of my students are really talented and dedicated builders. I will share your compliment with them.
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