Templum of Palatine Apollo

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Templum of
Palatine Apollo
Rachel Bluestone
Latin III
September 2012
Location
-Southwest Palatine (Rome...)
-Faced the Circus Maximus
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-Façade oriented towards the northeast (in the direction of the
street leading to the residence of Augustus)
-In a giant clump of Augustus' buildings
Origin
-Built during the reign of Augustus
-36 B.C. (following Octavian's victory at Naulochos over Sextus
Pompey)
-Dedicated on October 9, 28 B.C.
-Built on land that Augustus had originally intended for his
residence
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-Dedicated to Apollo following the
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interpretation of the soothsayers
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(haruspices) after the site had been
hit by lightning
Importance/Use of the
Temple
-Praying to Apollo.
-Integral part of Augustan buildings (which included Augustus'
residence and the Greek and Latin library, which was large
enough for meetings of the Senate).
-An ex voto of Octavian's victory over Marc Antony after the
battle of Actium (31 B.C.)
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So it burned to the ground in 363 C.E. ...
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But before that, it was lovely!
Bibliography
http://www.arthistory.upenn.edu/mappingaugustanrome/example_e
ntries.htm
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Ital
y/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/Aedes_Apollinis_Palatini.ht
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http://harvard.academia.edu/G%C3%BCnderVarinlio%C4%9Flu/Papers
/1686571/Mapping_Augustan_Rome
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04
.0063:id=templum-cn
(apple+find “Apollo,” scroll down to “only a very few of the most
magnificent Roman temples were built of solid blocks of marble...”)
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