next to the theater of marcellus is the ruins of the temple of apollo. all that remains of the temple are three corinthian columns. it was an art gallery in ancient roman times that housed greek artifacts.
I found this place while walking along...somewhere....I don't know, I was lost! It was such a beautiful spot and much more dense than the Roman forum ruins. Everything here felt more compact and it was like I was walking among ruin "highrises".
The theatre of Marcellus was built by the Emperor Augustus, who dedicated to his beloved son in law, Marcellus, who had died aged 19 in 23 B.C. In the 16th century the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi built a great palace on the theatre ruins of the Orsini family, includine a garden facing the Tiber.
In Rome, to see beautiful, ancient ruins you don’t have to visit necessarily the Forums. Here and there you can see several remains of temples, columns and other buildings. These three columns, for example, are located in front of the theatre of Marcellus, and belong to the temple of Apollo Sosianus, called like this because Caius Sosius, who sided with Marc Anthony during the civil war, after the rise to power of Octavianus (later on Augustus) restored an ancient temple dedicated to Apollo in order to win the favor of his successful enemy. All around the temple you can see on the ground beautiful, coloured marble pieces of columns.
Following the plague epidemic in 431BC a temple was dedicated to Apollo the Healer on the site of an earlier shrine to the same deity. It was repaired and refurbished on many occasions, but wholly rebuilt in 34BC by Caius Sosius. The new temple was richly decorated and had a marble floor.
The walls of this theatre were the fundaments for many Roman buildings. Its tarted when Emperor Augustus built a theatre for his nephew and son-in-law, who died in 23BC when he was 19. During the Middle Ages the theatre was in the posession of the Savelli family. In the 16th century Baldassare Peruzzi built a big palace here for the family Orsini with gardens that overlooked the Tiber.
the theater of marcellus is a vast amphitheater located on the banks of the tiber. it was built by emperor augustus who dedicated the building to his nephew marcellus who died at age 19 in 23BC.
This splendid monument worth a visit.
During '500, architect Baldassarre Peruzzi builded up a palace using two floors of arches that remained from the theatre of the 1st century a.C.
This portico is all that rests of the Circus Flaminius square. Octavia is Augustus' sister, who left Marcus Antonius.