Temple of Apollo, Pompeii

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    Temple of Apollo

    by toonsarah Written Nov 24, 2007

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    This is one of the most ancient sanctuaries in Pompeii, with some of its surviving architectural decoration dating from 575-550 BC, although the current layout is from the 2nd century BC. The building combines Italian-style features (a high podium with front entry stairs) with Greek elements (the colonnade around the cell). The floor of the cell is made of polychrome stone diamond shapes, which create a three dimensional cube-like effect.

    On either side of the portico are the statues of Apollo and Diana, depicted as archers – these are of course replicas, with the originals being kept safely at the Naples Museum. Apollo can be seen in my photo, and my 2nd photo shows a close-up of him.

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    Temple of August Fortune

    by Balam Written Oct 23, 2007

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    The Temple of The Fortunate Augustus was built by Marcus Tullius in the year 3 BC. Augustus was the first emperor of Rome, and upon his death was granted the status of a God. Most towns and cities in the Empire would have had a temple dedicated to him. Although it was by no means large, the temple was definately elaborate. With its eight Corinthian style columns and gold and marble statues, it was one of the most impressive temples in the city.

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    Temple Of Apollo

    by Balam Written Oct 23, 2007

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    The Temple of Apollo was built in the third centruy B.C. Originally it was formed of 48 Ionic columns, but in Nero's age they were changed into Corinthian columns.
    There were several different deities in the temple: Apollo, Diana the Huntress, and possibly Mercury. The cella is on a high platform and is the most sacred part of the temple.

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    Temple of Apollo

    by dvideira Updated May 4, 2004

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    The building combines Italic (high podium where only the priests were allowed inside, with front entry stairs and space for worshipers outside in a courtyard) and Greek elements ( colonnade around the cell ).

    This statue of Apollo depicted as an archer is a reproduction of the original, which is now at the Naples Museum.

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    Temple of Fortuna Augusta

    by dvideira Updated May 5, 2004

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    This temple, located just a block from the forum, was dedicated to worship of the Fortuna Redux, upon Emperor Caesar Augustus's return from his expeditions in 19-13 BC.

    The city's administrator Marcus Tulius had it built at his own expense and on his own land.

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    Temple of Venus

    by Evenith666 Written Jan 17, 2010

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    As the Patron Goddess of Pompeii, Venus had the most beautifully decorated Temple in the City. It is not located in the forum, rather just outside it by the Marine Gate.
    Its Sacred Grove would have been spectacular, but sadly not much is left today to tell its story.

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    Tempio Dorico

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 12, 2008

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    The Tempio Dorico was built in 6 century BC in honor of Heracles and Minerva; it was modified among the 4 and the 2 century BC. Nowadays you can see only the plinth (28*21 meters) with a staircase in the north-west side. You can see some ruins of columns and three capitals; you can also see three altars in the enclosure of the temple (about in the middle).

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    Temple of apollo

    by mallyak Written Aug 25, 2008

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    The Temple of Apollo was constructed by the Samnites on a site where the Greeks are thought to have consecrated to Apollo's worship as early as the 5th century B.C.E. The sacred area and temple was surrounded by a portico which can still be seen today. Like the Temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Apollo was constructed in an Italic style, with a flight of steps leading up a high base. Originally surrounded by 28 Corinthian columns, only two remain standing at it's entrance

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    Temple of Apollo

    by Evenith666 Written Jan 17, 2010

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    The Temple of Apollo is the oldest building in the forum, built by the Greeks who inhabited the site of Pompeii before the Romans. This is evident as it is not directly on the forum, but off-set from it. Although it is on the western side of the forum, the temple faces South and is at an angle.

    The temple also houses the functioning Sun Dial of Apollo. A plaque has the names L. Sepunius and M. Herennius, the two Duoviri who donated the Sun Dial.

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    Temple to the Fortunate Augustus

    by Evenith666 Written Jan 19, 2010

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    This temple is dedicated to Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome and was built by town official Marcus Tullius. Up the first set of steps was the altar, where offerings would have been made to the Emperor, while access up the next set of steps was blocked by a gate.

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    Temple of Apollo

    by sandysmith Written Jul 7, 2003

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    The Temple of Apollo, near the forum, is a typical Roman style temple - space for worshipers outside in a courtyard whilst the temple was high off the ground and only the priests allowed inside. In the rear of the Temple of Apollo was a room that only the high priest could enter. It was like the "Holy of Holies" in the temple in Jerusalem.

    The original bronze of the pagan god apollo is also in the Naples museum.

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    Temple of Apollo

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 12, 2004

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    Done in typical Roman temple style, the Temple of Apollo was able to accommodate 1000's of worshipers. Roman style temples have a large courtyard where worshipers could gather and a higher platform or building reserved for the priests. This is exactly the style of the temple. The room at the rear of the temple itself was for only the high priest.

    Unfortunately, the temple was roped off when I was there. I am not sure if that is permanent or if they were doing restoration activities.

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    Tempio della Fortuna Augusta

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 4, 2009

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    The Tempio della Fortuna Augusta (in English, Temple of the August Fortune) was built in 3 B.C. to celebrate the emperor by Marco Tullio (a famous local duumviro) on his land. It was restored after the earthbreak in 62. You can see a staircase with a base on which there was the macaw. The pronaos has four Corinthian columns; the cell was dressed again of marbles and on the back wall there is a small temple on whose lintel is read the dedication of the founder; on the side walls there are two niches for the statues.

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    Tempio di Giove

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Mar 8, 2009

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    The Tempio di Giove (in English, Jupiter's Temple) is located on the north side of the forum between two arches. It was built in the second century B.C.. It became the main temple of the town after the conquest of Sulla and it was dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. It was damaged during the earthquake in 62 A.D. and it was under restauration in 79.
    Nowdays you can see the stairway of access to the temple, the pronao with white stuccoed columns and Corinthian capitals; the cell with three aisles with columns.

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    Tempio di Venere

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Mar 29, 2009

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    Tempio di Venere

    Tempio di Venere (in English, Temple of Venus) was built about 80 B.C. on an artificial terrace. It was in demolition after the 62 earthquake and nowdays you can see only few ruins of the temple: some marbles and decorations.

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