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Notes on video lecture:
The Forum of Augustus and the Temple of Mars
Notes taken by Edward Tanguay on February 18, 2014 (go to class or lectures)
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sheathed, Fori, park, rectangular, Subura, 28, judicial, reign, Roman, Philippi, hemicycles, Mars
Forum Augustum
building this was on his mind from the beginning of his           
even though there were already two forums, the            Forum and the Forum of Julius Caesar, the population of Rome was growing as was the need to try                  cases
more likely Augustus before the Battle of                  where Octavian and Mark Antony joined to defeat Brutus and Longinus, Augustus vowed that if he won, he would build a temple to          the Avenger to help him avenge the death of Julius Caesar
that temple needed an environment, a common practice, hence a good excuse to build his forum around it
after the Battle of Actium, he had time
     BC begun
2 BC dedicated Temple of Mars
                       space, open to the sky
built it onto Caesar's Forum
added two                     
Temple of Mars
Estrucan design
flat back wall
large porch
steps on the front
high podium
steps                  in Cararra marble
columns also made of Cararra marble
sculpture in the pediment
elaborate capitals
zoomorphic scultures on column capitals
seen these in Greece a bit earlier
the Via dei          Imperali built by Mussulini
plan is to remove this street again and reunite all of these archeological forums in some great archaeological          someday
precinct wall protecting the             : the rickety wooden structures of the city that could easily burn


hemicycle, n. a semicircular, or horseshoe shaped, debating chamber where deputies sit to discuss and pass legislation  "The only major change from Augustus' Forum from Julius Caesar's Forum was the addition of two hemicycles, one on either side of the forum."
pediment, n. a classical architectural element consisting of a triangular section or gable found above the horizontal superstructure which lies immediately upon the columns  "The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment."
zoomorphic, adj. representative of animals, or of their characteristic forms, as a work of art, especially representing or symbolizing the conception of a god under the form of an animal whose characteristic traits or habits suggest the idea attached to the god  "Containers for water to wash with often took fantastic zoomorphic forms, surviving examples are mostly in brass."

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