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Notes on video lecture:
The Increasing Greekification of Roman Temple Building
Notes taken by Edward Tanguay on January 21, 2014 (go to class or lectures)
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
fire, Ionic, cella, low, hearth, 80, bemoaning, Corinthian, marble, severe, coffering, 146, Vesta, staircase, Hestia
Temple of            in Tivoli
beautifully situated
built      BC
a round temple and temples of Vesta were round so tended to be called by scholars "Temple of Vesta"
this is as Greek as we have gotten so far
Greeks liked round temples
round structure
free-standing columns
Temple of Vesta in Tivoli has higher podium
                   on on side, so has a kind of facade orientation, some Etruscan characteristics
is of the                      order, last of Greek orders
supporting a frieze
used concrete for the           
Corinthian capitals
spiral volutes
much smaller
acanthus plant, grow all over Italy
while Greeks used Doric and Ionic exclusively, Romans decided that the Corinthian capital is their capital for their columns
looks the best from the most vantage points
Doris order is             
           order looks good only from certain angles
                   of the ceiling, series of square elements to give an appearance of depth in the ceiling
       BC, Romans had already put up a temple near the Tiber that was made entirely of marble, imported marble
Romans were building more and more ornate temples
some conservatives of the time were                    that the Romans had moved away from Etruscan temples of mud-brick and becoming too ostentatious
"Let us feel that conflagration to have been the will of heaven, and its purpose not to destroy the temple of Almighty Jupiter, but to demand of us one more splendid and magnificent."
this meant: more Greek, more Greek looking, more             , even Sulla stole 15 meter columns from Athens to rebuilt the Temple of Jupiter
the goddess Vesta
goddess of the             , home, and family
symbolized by the sacred          that burned at her hearth and temples
Greek equivalent:             
Romulus Founds Rome
The Temple of Jupiter OMC
The Servian Wall of Rome
Temple of Portunus in Rome and Temple of Hercules in Cori
The Increasing Greekification of Roman Temple Building
Opus Caementicum and Opus Incertum
Porticus Aemilia
Temple of Jupiter Anxur at Terracina
Tabularium and Theater of Marcellus
Bathing, Entertainment, and Housing in Roman Cities
Roman Tombs, Aqueducts and the Lasting Impact of Roman Architecture
Julius Caesar's Vision to Make Rome the Architectural Equal of Alexandria
Augustus and Luna Marble
The Forum of Augustus and the Temple of Mars
Ara Pacis Augustae
The Meier Museum and the Jewel of the Lungotevere
Tiberius' Villa Jovis on Capri
Caligula, Lighter Concrete, and the Underground Basilica
The Significance of Nero's Octagonal Room on Roman Architecture
Hadrian's Pantheon
The Flavian Amphitheater a.k.a. the Roman Colosseum
The Temple of Venus and Roma
The Arch of Titus
The 79 AD Ruins of Herculaneum
Early History of Pompeii