Rostra is the platform at the Forum from which political orators delivered speeches before Romans. The name came from rostra — the bow part of a vessel. The front side of the platform was decorated with the rostra of six ships (captured by Romans in the war with Latins in 338 B.C.).
© Photo, text: J. M. Roberts. ILLYUSTRIROVANNAYA ISTORIYA MIRA V 10 TOMAH. TOM 3. RIM I KLASSICHESKII ZAPAD. M.: BMM AO, 1999. S. 15.
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