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Timgad Theater Temple to Rome and Princeps Forum Temple to Jupiter Optimus Maximus
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Theater of Marcellus, 13 BC Theater of Pompey: 55, then 32 BC Theater of Balbus, 13 BC
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Apuleius, Metamorphoses , 10.30-32 ( CP, p. 51) There appeared on stage a young man representing the Trojan prince, Paris , gorgeously costumed in a cloak of foreign design that flowed down from his shoulders. On his head was a gold tiara . He pretended to be a shepherd tending his flocks. Next there appeared a radiantly fair young boy, naked except for a small cloak which covered his left shoulder. His long golden hair attracted everyone's eyes. It flowed down his back but did not conceal his beautiful little golden wings . These wings and the herald's staff he held in his hand indicated that he represented Mercury , the messenger god. He danced toward the actor representing Paris and
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Unformatted text preview: offered him the golden apple that he was holding in his right hand. By his gestures , he informed him of Jupiter's command and then immediately danced gracefully away , out of our sight. Then Venus appeared, displaying to all her perfect beauty, naked, unclothed , except for a sheer silk scarf which covered, or rather shaded, her quite remarkable hips and which an inquisitive wind mischievously either blew aside or sometimes pressed clingingly against her. ... Timgad baths in blue library library racetrack aqueduct gym gym gym gym conference rooms conference rooms Baths of Caracalla, 216 AD: 450 x 430 yards. 4 levels; marble seats for 1600 people Circus Maximus: 385,000 capacity (?) Colosseum (completed 80 AD) secutor retiarius riot between Pompeiians and Nucerians, 59 AD...
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