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Porticus Octaviae

Remains of the Porticus Octaviae, a four-sided Ancient Roman portico (quadriportico) are still majestically standing to this day. The existing structure dates from around 200 AD, when the portico was rebuilt by Septimius Severus, but it had been dedicated by Augustus to his sister Octavia since 27 BC. A previous portico existed on the site since the second century BC. Although altered slightly over time, the current structure is largely intact and has been incorporated into the construction of an adjacent church (Sant'Angelo in Pescheria). In its former glory, the portico was part of a larger complex which included two temples and two libraries. The Portico is hidden behind the Theatre of Marcellus (Teatro di Marcello), at the edge of the Ghetto of Rome. In ancient Rome, this part was the southern section of Campus Martius.

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MM212
Apr 12, 2009

Theatre of Marcellus - Temple of Apollo

We purchased a painting of the Temple of Apollo from a street artist, which makes this monument a little more special to us. The 3 remaining columns are beautiful.

Next to the Temple is the Theatre of Marcellus. I am told that free tours are given during the day, but as you can see from the picture we were there at night. The lit columns and arches and night are beautiful themselves though.

Upscale apartments have been built atop the Theatre of Marcellus. That would be a great place to live!

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WheninRome
Feb 12, 2009

I was sorry to not get in

We were planning to go here,and had thought that it takes an hour or so,but it is closed to public!At guidebooks I had,there wasn´t told that,and it came as an surprice.We walked around it,but since you couldn´t get in,it was quickly seen.

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Oct 13, 2008

Tempio di Apollo Sosiano

Three white marble columns topped by a frieze from the Temple of Apollo Sosianus stand to this day next to the Theatre of Marcellus. A temple dedicated to Apollo existed on the site since the 5th century BC, though the surviving columns are from the reconstruction work that occurred four centuries later (1st century BC). These standing columns were re-erected only in 1940 near the original location of the temple. They had been discovered by accident in the '30s, during the demolition of buildings on the site in a project aimed at exposing the original walls of the adjacent Theatre of Marcellus.

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Teatro di Marcello

Built in 23 BC by Augustus in honour of his nephew Marcellus, il Teatro di Marcello was Rome's most popular theatre for a century until the Colosseum was built. Once upon a time, it could hold 20,000 spectators, but it has now been reduced to an intact ruin which was incorporated into the construction of later edifices. The theatre has a prominent position on Via del Teatro di Marcello, by the Tiber River, and next to the three surviving columns from the Temple of Apollo. In ancient Rome, this area lay at the southern end of Campus Martius.

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May 15, 2008

Teatro Marcello

Just to the left, seen from the Capitolium, the Teatro Marcello is located. The first thing I thought about when I saw it was Colloseum, which is natural since this theater was the model for the much more famous building.
Teatro Marcello was built on the orders of Julius Caesar, and is the only remaining theater of it's kind from the ancient Rome.
Caesar wanted this theatre to be built, to draw attention away from the theaters in Pompeii, whom he wasn't best friend with.
It was Augustus who made the building, and he then named it after his daughter's husband, Marcello who tragedly died, only 19 years old.

I would say it's a very impressive monument, at the side of it you can clearly see it has been re-built later on, but most of the theater is still in original shape. On the side of it there are still excavations made.
On one of the photos you can see three columns, who are a piece of Apollon's temple. In there the romans put a lot of the art treasure that they had taken from the greeks in the 100s BC.

Teatro Marcello could hold up to 20 000 spectators, where the senators always had their own seats on the first row.

It's mostly spectacular in the evening, when lamps light up the whole building. As far as I could understand it's not impossible to enter, or even look inside. But also only the outside of it is very impressive as you can see on the photos.

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Henrik_rrb
Apr 16, 2007

temple of apollo

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.

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doug48
Jul 25, 2006

Lesser known ruins?

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

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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Julius_Caesar
Feb 02, 2005

Temple of Apollo Sosianus

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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Feb 01, 2005

The Temple of Apollo Sosianus

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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Jun 02, 2003

The Theatre of Marcellus

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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Jun 02, 2003

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Fontana delle Tartarughe – Turtle Fountain

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Basilica Santa Maria in Aracoeli

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Capitoline Hill - Campidoglio

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