, In the late Republican era, basilicas were increasingly monumental; Julius Caesar replaced the Basilica Sempronia with his own Basilica Julia, dedicated in 46 BC, while the Basilica Aemilia was rebuilt around 54 BC in so spectacular a fashion that Pliny the Elder wrote that it was among the most beautiful buildings in the world (it was simultaneously renamed the Basilica Paulli).  By 350 in Sofia (Serdica), a monumental basilica – the Church of Hagia Sophia – covered earlier structures including a Christian chapel, an oratory, and a cemetery dated to c. Seated in the tribune of his basilica, the great man would meet his dependent clientes early every morning.  In the imperial period, statues of the emperors with inscribed dedications were often installed near the basilicas' tribunals, as Vitruvius recommended.  Optimus was the city's delegate at the First Council of Constantinople in 381, so the 70 m-long single-apsed basilica near the city walls must have been constructed around that time. Its reception or audience hall is a long rectangular nave-like space, flanked by dependent rooms that mostly also open into one another, ending in a semi-circular apse, with matching transept spaces.  Conversely, new basilicas often were erected on the site of existing early Christian cemeteries and martyria, related to the belief in Bodily Resurrection, and the cult of the sacred dead became monumentalised in basilica form.  A narthex (sometimes with an exonarthex) or vestibule could be added to the entrance, together with an atrium, and the interior might have transepts, a pastophorion, and galleries, but the basic scheme with clerestory windows and a wooden truss roof remained the most typical church type until the 6th century. In most basilicas, the central nave is taller than the aisles, forming a row of windows called a clerestory.  In basilicas constructed for Christian uses, the interior was often decorated with frescoes, but these buildings' wooden-roof often decayed and failed to preserve the fragile frescoes within. Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe near Ravenna in Italy.  In North Africa, late antique basilicas were often built on a doubled plan. A rare American church built imitating the architecture of an Early Christian basilica, St. Mary's (German) Church in Pennsylvania, now demolished. A Christian basilica of the 4th or 5th century stood behind its entirely enclosed forecourt ringed with a colonnade or arcade, like the stoa or peristyle that was its ancestor or like the cloister that was its descendant. , At Constantinople the earliest basilica churches, like the 5th century basilica at the Monastery of Stoudios, were mostly equipped with a small cruciform crypt (Ancient Greek: κρυπτή, romanized: kryptḗ, lit.  It probably had arcaded, rather than trabeate, aisles, and a double row of square offices on the northern side, serving as the administrative centre of the colonia, and its size and splendour probably indicate an imperial decision to change the administrative capital of Britannia to Londinium from Camulodunum (Colchester), as all provincial capitals were designated coloniae. Dans le cas des plus grandes basiliques, la colonnade du rez-de-chaussée est surmontée d'une deuxième colonnade, voire d'une troisième, qui supporte les murs percés de fenêtres. Les Anciennes Basiliques et églises de Rome au XVe siècle book.  Other influences on the evolution of Christian basilicas may have come from elements of domestic and palatial architecture during the pre-Constantinian period of Christianity, including the reception hall or aula (Ancient Greek: αὐλή, romanized: aulḗ, lit. The usable model at hand, when Constantine wanted to memorialise his imperial piety, was the familiar conventional architecture of the basilicas.. L'intérieur de la basilique est divisée en plusieurs nefs par des rangées de colonnes simples ou doubles.  After Constantine's failure to resolve the Donatist controversy by coercion between 317 and 321, he allowed the Donatists, who dominated Africa, to retain the basilica and constructed a new one for the Catholic Church. Interior of Santa Sabina, with spolia Corinthian columns from the Temple of Juno Regina.  Unlike in Gaul, basilica-forum complexes in Roman Britain did not usually include a temple; instead a shrine was usually inside the basilica itself.  Pope Vigilius fled there from Constantinople during the Three-Chapter Controversy. The building does not need to be a basilica in the architectural sense. Si la basilique compte une abside à chaque extrémité, il s'agit d'une basilique à abside double. This forecourt was entered from outside through a range of buildings along the public street.  Ephesus was the centre of the Roman province of Asia, and was the site of the city's famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Le gouvernement romain est divisé en trois éléments que sont le Sénat , les magistrats et les assemblées, élus pour un an , … L'espace peut être couvert par un plafond en charpente ou par un plafond en voûtes supportées par des piliers. De 184 à 170 av. Voyager comme Ulysse. rome: école française 2001.  At Easter in 386 the Arian party, preferred by the Theodosian dynasty, sought to wrest the use of the basilica from the Nicene partisan Ambrose. , The largest basilica built outside Rome was that built under the Antonine dynasty on the Byrsa hill in Carthage. Gradually, in the Early Middle Ages there emerged the massive Romanesque churches, which still kept the fundamental plan of the basilica. 'courtyard') and the atria and triclinia of élite Roman dwellings. In Romania, the word for church both as a building and as an institution is biserică, derived from the term basilica. Like non-Christian or civic basilicas, basilica churches had a commercial function integral to their local trade routes and economies.  According to Ahudemmeh's biographer this basilica and its martyrium, in the upper Tigris valley, was supposed to be a copy of the Basilica of St Sergius at Sergiopolis (Resafa), in the middle Euphrates, so that the Arabs would not have to travel so far on pilgrimage. , At Chalcedon, opposite Constantinople on the Bosporus, the relics of Euphemia – a supposed Christian martyr of the Diocletianic Persecution – were housed in a martyrium accompanied by a basilica.  At Thessaloniki, the Roman bath where tradition held Demetrius of Thessaloniki had been martyred was subsumed beneath the 5th century basilica of Hagios Demetrios, forming a crypt. From the early 4th century, Christian basilicas, along with their associated catacombs, were used for burial of the dead. The building gave its name to the architectural form of the basilica.  The basilica, which lay outside the walls of Chalcedon, was destroyed by the Persians in the Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628 during one of the Sasanian occupations of the city in 615 and 626. The short sides of the structure formed apses, while the main entrance was via three doorways on the long east front overlooking the Forum of Trajan, which was one meter below the level of the Basilica. La nef centrale (spatium medium[a 1]), plus large et occupant presque toute la longueur du plan rectangulaire, est flanquée de nefs latérales (une de chaque côté pour les basiliques à trois nefs, deux pour les basiliques à cinq nefs) plus étroites mais tout aussi longues.  Thus was lost an important part of the early history of Christian art, which would have sought to communicate early Christian ideas to the mainly illiterate Late Antique society. , These basilicas were rectangular, typically with central nave and aisles, usually with a slightly raised platform and an apse at each of the two ends, adorned with a statue perhaps of the emperor, while the entrances were from the long sides. J.-C., donne une liste de onze basiliques pour la ville de Rome[a 3],. This designation may be made by the Pope or may date from time immemorial.  The Elpidios Basilica – Basilica B – was of similar age, and the city was home to a large complex of ecclesiastical buildings including Basilica G, with its luxurious mosaic floors and a mid-6th century inscription proclaiming the patronage of the bishop Peter. Chaque ville romaine développée possède une basilique, souvent située à proximité immédiate du forum.  Hypostyle synagogues, often built with apses in Palestine by the 6th century, share a common origin with the Christian basilicas in the civic basilicas and in the pre-Roman style of hypostyle halls in the Mediterranean Basin, particularly in Egypt, where pre-classical hypostyles continued to be built in the imperial period and were themselves converted into churches in the 6th century.  The Justinianic basilica replaced an earlier, smaller structure which Egeria had planned to visit in the 4th century, and remains of a 2,130 foot (650 m) aqueduct branch built to supply the complex with water probably dates from Justinian's reign. (collection de l'école française de rome 283). Sie kann reiner Repräsentationsbau gewesen sein, aber auch merkantilen und administrativen Aufgaben, insbesondere der Rechtsprechung, gedient haben, wie dies für andere Basiliken des republikanischen Rom nachzuweisen ist. 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(Constantine had disbanded the Praetorian guard after his defeat of their emperor Maxentius and replaced them with another bodyguard, the Scholae Palatinae.  Its dedicatory inscriptions include the names of women who contributed to the building and were its major patrons, as well as men's names. Ce premier édifice, daté de la toute fin du IIIe siècle av. Le texte du Vœu placé dans la Basilique est le suivant : « En présence des malheurs qui désolent la France et des malheurs plus grands peut-être qui la menacent encore. Pseudo-basilica (i. e. false basilica): The central nave extends to an additional storey, but it has no upper windows. , Three examples of a basilica discoperta or "hypaethral basilica" with no roof above the nave are inferred to have existed. Drawing of the 5th century Church of the Acheiropoietos by Charles Texier, 1864.  The Basilica of the Virgin Mary was probably the venue for the 431 Council of Ephesus and the 449 Second Council of Ephesus, both convened by Theodosius II. Apse of the ruined Great Basilica, Antioch in Pisidia. , The basilica at Leptis Magna, built by the Septimius Severus a century later in about 216 is a notable 3rd century AD example of the traditional type, most notable among the works influenced by the Basilica Ulpia. Dans la Rome antique, la basilique suit la même évolution que la stoa grecque et, initialement prévue comme espace public à l'abri des intempéries, elle finit par se spécialiser dans certaines activités, essentiellement judiciaires, toutes les basiliques romaines servant pour l'administration de la justice. Hagia Sophia, Serdica (Sofia), built 4th–8th centuries. La basilique romaine suit habituellement un plan au sol rectangulaire dont au moins une extrémité est occupée par une abside servant de tribunal ou abritant la statue de l'empereur romain.  The Lateran Baptistery was the first monumental free-standing baptistery, and in subsequent centuries Christian basilica churches were often endowed with such baptisteries. , The 4th century basilica at Serdica was rebuilt in the 5th century and ultimately replaced by a new basilica begun in the late 6th century and on which construction phases continued into the 8th century. , The Miaphysite convert from the Church of the East, Ahudemmeh constructed a new basilica c.565 dedicated to Saint Sergius at ʿAin Qenoye (or ʿAin Qena according to Bar Hebraeus) after being ordained bishop of Beth Arbaye by Jacob Baradaeus and while proselytizing among the Bedouin of Arbayistan in the Sasanian Empire. La lutte des plébéiens pour l'égalité "Nous sommes citoyens, comme les patriciens. J.-C.. Les premières basiliques construites à Rome durant le IIe siècle av. Elle est l'église principale du Catholicisme, son centre spirituel et aussi la plus grande. Design and construction.  Standing near the bema, the lay folk could chant responses to the reading and if positioned near the šqāqonā ("a walled floor-level pathway connecting the bema to the altar area") could try to kiss or touch the Gospel Book as it was processed from the deacons' room to the bema and thence to the altar. The episcopal see was the three-aisled Basilica A, the Church of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki, and similar to the Church of the Acheiropoietos in Thessaloniki. 'hidden'), a space under the church floor beneath the altar.  Separate entrances for men and women were installed in the southern or northern wall; within, the east end of the nave was reserved for men, while women and children were stood behind. Putting an altar instead of the throne, as was done at Trier, made a church. , In early 123, the augusta and widow of the emperor Trajan, Pompeia Plotina died.  There are conch mosaics in the basilica's three apses and the fine opus sectile on the central apse wall is "exceptionally well preserved". La hauteur de la nef centrale excède celle des nefs latérales permettant l'ouverture de fenêtres dans la partie supérieure des murs latéraux pour illuminer l'espace intérieur. Corona Update : 23 October 2020. [...] canonization of St. Da niel Comboni, 5 October 2003, Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Archbishop of Khartoum, made an a ppeal in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in view of est ablishing. Dans la Rome antique, la basilique suit la même évolution que la stoa grecque et, initialement prévue comme espace public à l'abri des intempéries, elle finit par se spécialiser dans certaines activités, essentiellement judiciaires, toutes les basiliques romaines servant pour l'administration de la justice .  The basilica delimited the northern edge of the forum with typical nave, aisles, and a tribunal, but with an atypical semi-basement at the western side. Basilique de Maxence et Constantin à Rome, construite entre le Forum Romain et le Colisée au début du IVe siècle av.  Development of pottery chronologies for Late Antiquity had helped resolve questions of dating basilicas of the period. Sentez-vous, hommes de la plèbe, dans quel mépris on nous tient ?  Basilicas were also built in private residences and imperial palaces and were known as "palace basilicas". Floor plan of the Justinianic Basilica of St John, Ephesus, after 535/6. Poursuivez jusqu'à la Basilique Saint Jean de Latran (San Giovanni in Laterano), cathédrale de Rome. ) In 313 Constantine began construction of the Basilica Constantiniana on the Lateran Hill.  Nearby the Church of Hagia Sophia, is a vaulted burial chamber with Christian painted decoration.  This basilica became Rome's cathedral church, known as St John Lateran, and was more richly decorated and larger than any previous Christian structure.