Theme 5 - Architectural Decoration

This doctoral thesis will study the architectural decoration of the forum of Ostia on the basis of marble fragments (re)excavated by the Ostia Forum Project. The main aims of the study will be 1) to create a comprehensive overview of the identifiable marble material collected by the project between 2010-2019 including material from the planed campaigns for 2020/21, 2) to attempt to create a holistic reconstruction
of the marble decoration of the forum from the earliest to the latest possible phase on the basis of the analyzed marble fragments, and 3) to contextualize architectural and stylistic elements of the Forum of Ostia with the wider Roman World.