HISTORY OF THE FORUM IN OSTIA AND ITS BUILDINGS

HISTORY OF THE FORUM IN OSTIA AND ITS BUILDINGS - HISTORY...

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HISTORY OF THE FORUM IN OSTIA AND ITS BUILDINGS: (it was hard to find info on some of the forum buildings… I will check another book in the library and will update this list, but didn’t want to not send the rest) Chronology: -Developed under Tiberius and completely reconstructed under Hadrian Buildings in Forum: -Built around 20-25 A.D., the Ostiensis Forum, with a rectangular shape, occupied the space of the buildings belonging to the Castrum. Capitoline Temple: largest temple in Ostia dedicated to Capitoline Triad (Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva) -Until the early 20th century it was often stated that this was the temple of Vulcanus, the main deity worshipped in Ostia. -Built in 25 AD by Hadrain’s will -Faced with marble to cover the brick. -Today, red brick with steep stone stairs -The temple itself was erected on a high podium, possibly intended as an artificial Capitoline hill. A huge staircase of 21 steps leads to a vestibule, originally surrounded by ten marble columns. -Called the Capitoleum, this temple would have had a treasury in its basement
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