Rabirius (architect)

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Rabirius was an ancient Roman architect who lived during the 1st and 2nd century CE.[1] His designs included the massive Flavian Palace, situated on the Palatine Hill at Rome, and the Alban Villa at present-day Castel Gandolfo, both erected on a commission by his patron, emperor Domitian.[2]

It has been suggested that Rabirius designed the extant Arch of Titus, a commemorative arch located in summa Sacra Via honoring the joint triumph celebrated by Titus and Vespasian marking their successful suppression of the Jewish Revolt in 71 CE.[3]


  1. ^ William Lloyd MacDonald (1982). The Architecture of the Roman Empire: An introductory study. Yale University Press. pp. 123–. ISBN 978-0-300-02819-5. 
  2. ^ Jones (1992), pp. 95–97
  3. ^ Stephen L. Dyson (1 August 2010). Rome: A Living Portrait of an Ancient City. JHU Press. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-1-4214-0101-0. 


  • Jones, Brian W. (1992). The Emperor Domitian. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-10195-6.