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Ars Romana

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avatar MagisterCraft
Level 27 : Expert Architect
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.
Progress60% complete

8 Update Logs

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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Very nice job it truly looks awesome! Thanks gramps heh.
and dont forget download link :P
keep it up"!!!!!!
  • MrDaFunk
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 3, 2019, 3:01 pm
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 !
  • Mateo1023
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 22, 2019, 1:42 pm
Is this project still alive? It looks great, so I'm very curious.
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.
  • Mateo1023
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 23, 2019, 3:22 am
That’s awesome. Thanks for the response, I’ll definitely check out your videos.
  • hherlev
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Architect
  • January 24, 2018, 2:09 am
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?
New pic is up. Check it out.
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
  • lolboy1231
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 4, 2017, 4:03 pm

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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)
Nicely done! I love Roman architecture and I love the gold textures against the white and burgundy! Very nice contrast and detail, bravo!
  • Matspls
  • Level 25
  • Expert Fish
  • February 15, 2016, 5:17 am
Your builds are really awesome! If your lookinig for inspiration this is also a great remake of Rome: 
Very nice.
  • Shimoto
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Ninja
  • December 23, 2015, 6:54 am
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!
  • JCHelland
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Nerd
  • December 17, 2015, 3:07 pm
Pulcherrimum opus intermicantibus (not a Latin student so I hope this is "beautiful work")
  • koterman99
  • Level 21
  • Expert Network
  • November 29, 2015, 4:06 pm
Nice work. ;) Seem's a bit to vibrant though.
  • MagisterCraft
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • November 30, 2015, 12:30 pm
Thank you. Too vibrant in which way? I am always looking to make improvements so pleae elaborate!
  • koterman99
  • Level 21
  • Expert Network
  • December 5, 2015, 12:23 pm
Some of the colors such as red, seem just a bit to bright.
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
Impressive mate!! Really good work in this, keep it up pal!
Lots of love :*
can i help build it
Cool! Good Luck on Your Build and PLEASE Make it Downloadable
We certainly will put up a download!
Thank you!
  • Phoenic
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Warrior
  • October 26, 2015, 4:40 am
Bravissimi, mi piace molto!
  • bjbrown84
  • Level 45
  • Master Architect
  • October 25, 2015, 6:36 am
Really nice work so far.
Thank you!
  • IXAnakinXI
  • Level 40
  • Master Architect
  • October 23, 2015, 4:54 pm
This looks like an amazing start. You and your students are great builders! :D Good luck completing it! :)
Thank you! Many of my students are really talented and dedicated builders. I will share your compliment with them.

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