¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of every [sic] possible phase of political life. The Emperors regard it as a an honorary spot for the erection of triumphal arches (the arches of Trajan and constantine [sic] are but a few rods beyond towards the Colosseum) statues and Temples- But “time”, turned it into a Cattle pasture “Campo Vaccino” until the excavations were begun sixty years ago-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Farther to the left adjoining the temple of Minerva and the Basilica of Constantine was the “Forum of Nerva” more open than the rest because a principal street ran through it. Adjoining the Forum Nerva, farther to the left, was the “Forum of Augustus” enclosed by a high peperine wall (volcanic rock) Within this wall was the “temple of Mars Ultor” erected by Augustus in fulfilment [sic] of a vow against the murderers of Caesar, his uncle-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 One corner of the temple, where it adjoined the wall, is yet standing consisting of three immense and beautiful Corinthian columns covered with their original entablature. Their bases are nearly twenty ^feet^ below the present level so that the arch through which the street yet goes was originally a high one.