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The Arco di Constantino (also known as the Arch of Constantine) was a majestic structure that formed a part of the Roman Forum. In 312, Emperor Constantine I defeated Emperor Maxentius and took the throne. He then characteristically had the Roman Senate vote on the construction of an arch to commemorate his victory.
Most of the artwork on the arch was plundered from existing monuments and modified to alter its meaning. Some historians contend that the artisans of the 4th century simply didn't have the talent to create such ornate pieces; and only completed the arch by recycling old master works from ruins around the city.