By L. Richardson Jr.
The 1st such dictionary given 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 good points, of old Rome. It offers a concise historical past of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital historical and glossy assets.
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In the second storey the engaged order was replaced by pilasters, also Corinthian. 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 .
Gatti). perpetual memory of the heinousness of his crime. The story is told in most detail by Dionysius (Dion. Hal. 1 ; Varro, Ling. 1 5 7 ; Cicero, D om . 101; Val. M ax. 1c). 1 5 ), a place to which Cicero would send to buy a lamb for sacrifice (D iv. 3 9 ). C . C . 6 ). This puts it in the general neighborhood of the church of S. Maria della Consolazione, but one cannot be more precise. Between the Forum Romanum and the Forum Boarium, it would be a natural place for purveyors of sacrificial animals to congregate and may have been designed to accommodate them.
Where slightly less pressure had to be withstood peperino is used in the inner walls. There is also some sperone and tufa in lower parts of the inner walls. The seats were all of marble, some of it colored, but colored marble seems to have been used sparingly for such parts as the imperial box. The whole building mea sures 188 m on its long axis and 156 m on its cross axis. It is shown on the Marble Plan (FUR pi. 19; Rod riguez pi. 11) in a number of fragments covering about one-quarter of the whole.