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the VI century. However, we cannot reconstruct, nowadays the type of primitive settlement, if it is already in the VI century BC an appropriation colonial or a simple fortress (teikos), commercial port (epineion) or place of a rural shrine.The latest surveys conducted by the Archaeological Superintendency of Calabria, still unpublished, reveal many traces of masonry structures of the greek period, in most points occupied by the subsequent city of the roman age. It is assumed therefore, according to the hitherto proved inadequate, however present data, a probable overlap of the Greek and Roman phases of the city. As previously inferred from sources, between 123 and 122 BC, was deduced a Roman colony whose life, though with many twists and turns of abandonment and reoccupation, will continue until the Byzantine age. After the moment of maximum flowering, after the Refoundation of Nerva and fight until the 3rd century AD, began the slow abandonment of towns around the 4th century AD. the city moves toward the Hill theatre which was occupied from the late Roman settlement, also abandoned it around the 6th century AD.One of the most investigated areas of excavation is the public area of the Forum.The big square measure 38.14 x 81.60 meters and is oriented north/west-south/east. Its installation took place right at the foot of the hill of Rotondone, developed in the direction of the sea and open to the north toward the alluvial plain formed by the river Corach. The political and economic center of the colony was scheduled in this place since the graccana foundation, at this stage the long sides were bordered by a Tuscanic colonnade made of limestone that gave access to a series of tabernae square of 6x6 meters, still visible, renovated during the building phase of the Augustan age. Along the short side, to the Northwest, the decuanus maximus, ,which originally lay at the level of the square,crossed the city as the main street. The opposite side is poorly known because it is located under today's Ionic Highway 106. In first phase - imperial, the northern sector undergoes a radical transformation, with the demolition of the tabernae replaced by a series of public administrative buildings and the raising of the street level of the decumanus maximus, which is now accessible from the square by means of three steps and a ramp. Among the main monuments that overlook the square, the most important was the Capitolium, seat of the main worship of the Roman town, located along the short side to the north/west, beyond the decumanus maximus and above a wall of terracing in square work. The whole created a very scenic effect with the three levels, the ones of the square and of the decumanus and the one of the Capitolium that top it all off, similarly to the attitude of the monumental Forum of Brescia. The remains of the building are very scarce, since being much more on the surface area than the


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