Theatre of Marcellus, Rome

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    Lesser known ruins?

    by unigirl Written Jun 17, 2005
    No, it's not the Coloseum!!

    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".

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    Teatro di Marcello

    by Julius_Caesar Written Feb 2, 2005

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    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.

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    Temple of Apollo Sosianus

    by Julius_Caesar Written Feb 1, 2005

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    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.

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    The Temple of Apollo Sosianus

    by martin_nl Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    The Temples of Apollo Sosanius and Bellona

    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.

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    The Theatre of Marcellus

    by martin_nl Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    The Theatre of Marcellus on the right side

    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.

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    by doug48 Written Jul 25, 2006

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    theater of marcellus

    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.

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    Teatro Marcello

    by Polly74 Written May 19, 2004

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    Teatro di Marcello

    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.

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    The Portico of Octavia

    by martin_nl Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    The Portico of Octavia

    This portico is all that rests of the Circus Flaminius square. Octavia is Augustus' sister, who left Marcus Antonius.

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