Posted on march 3 2016 by campus martius romes ancient field of mars reading time 6 minutes history walking tours speaking of statues the empire talks back posted on february 21 2016 by campus martius romes ancient field of mars reading time 13 minutes food history walking tours. Campus martius english field of mars in ancient rome a floodplain of the tiber river the site of the altar of mars and the temple of apollo in the 5th century bcoriginally used primarily as a military exercise ground it was later drained and by the 1st century bc became covered with large public buildings baths amphitheatre theatres gymnasium crematorium and many more temples. Notes campus martius the field of mars in the life of ancient rome by paul w jacobs ii books read and share 3600 bc 500 ad ancient history civilisation for much of the period following the decline of ancient rome the area was known as the circus agonius as shown on early maps palladio 33 and n 154. Campus martius the field of mars in the life of ancient rome a mosquito infested and swampy plain lying north of the city walls romes campus martius or field of mars was used for much of the period of the republic as a military training ground and as a site for celebratory rituals and occasional political assemblies
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