"After that was settled, we joined the throngs of citizens heading west towards the Field of Mars"

Campus Martius marked on a map of Rome
Public DomainCampus Martius marked on a map of Rome - Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The Field of Mars (or Campus Martius) was a large area of land near the river, outside the city walls of Rome. It was used at this time as a meeting ground for the elections, for the city militia, and as a gathering place for troops. It was also here that a victorious general’s triumph would begin.