In ancient Rome, a platform from which public speakers used to address the people. It stood between the forum
and comitium (the main place of political assembly), and was so called because it was...
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The large stone platform in the Forum Romanum initially used by public speakers to rouse the crowds and at a later date mostly used for official ceremonies. It was situated near the Curia under the Republic and subsequently moved farther west. It was decorated with the prows of boats captured at the Battle of Antium (338 BC), from which it got its
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Ros'tra noun plural
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• (pl. ) of Rostrum • (n. pl.) See Rostrum, 2.
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The Rōstra (Rostri) was a large platform built in the city of Rome that stood during the republican and imperial periods. Speakers would stand on the rostra and face the north side of the comitium towards the senate house and deliver orations to those assembled in between. It is often referred to as a suggestus or tribunal, the first form of whic
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