On the outskirts of Rome, Emperor Maxentius builds a Circus at his Via Appia estate and mausoleum of son, Romulus. This is a toy Circus. The short seating stands are filled with large clay pots to save on materials. The seating is not sized for people and specifically not made for ongoing use. The whole facility is simply a joyful ode at the grave of his son. Like so many Circus-motif sarcophagi yet on a grand scale.
Within six years, Constantine invades from the West. If only Maxentius hadn't ridden out to meet him. 
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Maxentius Engraving
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