A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome by L. Richardson jr

By L. Richardson jr

The first such dictionary considering that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of historic Rome defines and describes the recognized constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical beneficial properties, of historical Rome. It offers a concise historical past of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital historic and smooth assets.

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94; [Aur. ], D e Vir. III. 12). Embellishments and restorations of the temple are poorly documented. 7) records the dedi­ cation by C. , but probably this was the temple of Aesculapius at Antium. Varro {Ling. 57) speaks of equ ites feren tarii, light-armed cavalry, de­ picted in “the old temple of Aesculapius” (in Aesculapii a e d e vetere), as though the temple had been re­ built within memory and the painting was destroyed. Presumably it depicted some great Roman battle and was a victory dedication.

24). None of these buildings seems to have been remarkable for its engineering, and while those in the Campus Martius must have been freestanding and patterned after the theaters of Pompey and Marcellus, there is no suggestion that provisions for theat­ rical effects were a regular concern. 6 9 -7 2 ) could have been arranged without sophis­ ticated engineering. Apparently advanced showman­ ship with elevation of animal cages, artificial land­ scapes, and multiple surprises does not antedate the Flavian amphitheaters of Puteoli and Rome.

2 8 ; cf. 3 4 -3 5 ). C . the censors let the contracts for various works, especially porticoes. 6 ). A single por­ tico of such extent, or anything approaching it, is most unlikely; a portico framing part of the precinct of the temple may lie behind this corruption. 4) mentions an a ed es A pollinis et D ianae as an example of a diastyle temple. ) although this is the only occurrence of this designation (cf. 35). Figure 7 Tem ple o f A pollo (M edicus, Sosianus), O rder and En tablature (A rch itect’s D raw ing) If so, this would serve to date Sosius’s rebuilding of the temple to ca.

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