By L. Richardson Jr.
The 1st such dictionary seeing that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, a brand new Topographical Dictionary of historical Rome defines and describes the identified constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical good points, of old Rome. It presents a concise heritage of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of important historical and glossy resources.
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In the third storey rectangular windows replaced the ar cades, and the elongated pilasters of the ornamental order, also Corinthian, carried only plinthlike sec tions of entablature as a crowning finish. Between these were corbels for footing the masts that carried awnings for the spectators. The cavea seems to have been very narrow, restricted to a single bank of nine rows of seats, unless, as Palladio’s drawing suggests, there was seating above in a sum m um m aenianum . The arena was provided with chambers underneath, but there is no information about how these were arranged.
7 -2 0 , 3 0 8 4 2 - 4 6 ; IL S 2 0 9 2 , 2 1 0 1 , 2 1 9 4 , 3 8 3 3 37, 38 5 1 ), but few seem to have been found in the vicinity of the church of S. Bartolomeo, which is be lieved to stand on the site occupied by the temple. 5 0 8 -9 ). Otherwise there are no identifiable remains of the temple or its temenos. Votive mate rial, including statuettes and parts of the human body, has been found in the Tiber in quantity; one deposit laid down deliberately near the head of the Pons Fabricius on the left bank is usually associated with the temple but might equally well, perhaps bet ter, belong to the Temple of Apollo Medicus (see Apollo, Aedes).
Between this inner wall and the arena, the skeleton of the building is concrete; the two rings of radiating walls carrying sloping vaults in which the stairs to the higher parts of the cavea were arranged and on which the marble seating was supported and the heavier ring on which the podium with places for the senators and magistrates was sup ported survive, but this part has been stripped of the marble seating, balustrades, and whatever there was in the way of decoration and furniture. The plan is highly logical.