Rabirius (architect)

Rabirius was an ancient Roman architect who lived during the 1st and 2nd Century C.E.[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 C.E. 71.[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. 9597
  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.


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