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

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By L. Richardson Jr.

The 1st such dictionary due to the fact that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, a brand new Topographical Dictionary of historical Rome defines and describes the recognized constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical positive factors, of historic Rome. It offers a concise background of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital historic and glossy assets.

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L. Thompson); G. Carettoni, D as H aus des Augustus a u f dem Palatin (Mainz 1983), 9—16; A nalR om , suppl. 10 (1983): 2 1 - 4 0 (P. Zanker). Apollo Sandaliarius: a famous and very costly statue dedicated by Augustus in Vicus Sandaliarius, presumably in a sacellum (Suetonius, Aug. 1). ).

The lateral walls of the cella are of peperino ashlar masonry, built into the church of S. Lorenzo in M i­ randa. On the coins the temple is shown with pedimental sculptures and acroteria, but of these there is no trace today. Fragments of a colossal male and a colossal female statue were found, which are prob­ ably to be identified as the cult statues. The whole temple was revetted with marble plates simulating drafted ashlar above a plain dado that have disap­ peared. For the history of the church into which the temple was converted, see HCh 2 8 8 —89.

The temple was connected with colonnades of giallo antico in the intercolumniations of which were set statues of the fifty daughters of Danaus, with equestrian statues of their fifty bridegrooms in the open area facing them. There was also a library di­ vided into separate sections for Greek and Latin and adorned with portraits of great men of letters. The area enclosed by these was known as the Area Apollinis, and the libraries were big enough to accom­ modate meetings of the senate, which met there rel­ atively frequently (Cass.

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