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Tempio di Apollo Sosiano, Rome

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  • What's left of an ancient Temple! Exactly in front of the Marcello theater. Surely it strikes for the size of the colonnade, remnants of what you this temple. Very nice, it stands very high in this area.
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  • If you're a serious student of roman history then the site itself will be of interest. Apparently there has been a temple to Apollo on this site as far back as the 5th century BC, and much later it ge...  more »
  • In front of the Teatro Marcello, and more precisely among the remains that lead to the Portico of Octavia, to the Ghetto, are clearly visible the three columns that often no one notices, lost as we are among the most obvious remains of ancient Rome. We wanted to notice them, among the folds of history, until the dawn of the Temple of Apollo Sosian. The pestilence, the futile attempts to appease the wrath of the gods and stop the contagion. Therefore, Apollo was voted a "Templum" after the beneficial intervention of the god that ended the epidemic. Thanks to the tales of Pliny, we can almost see the statues and decorations contained within the imposing structure, the two side staircases, and the beautiful eighteen Corinthian columns in the front. In Rome, even the oldest legend survives.
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  • The Temple Of Apollo It was built in 432 1 BC during a plague and for this reason was dedicated to Apollo Medicus. In the Augustan era a radical reconstruction was promoted by Gaius Sosius ( was a Roman General and Politician) , former lieutenant of Julius Caesar, from whom the temple got its final denomination “SOSIANUS” . The temple had six Carrara marble columns of the front side while the flanks and the rear façade were decorated by semi-columns made with travertine stone. The pediment of the building was ornamented with an Amazonomachy “a scene depicting the battle between the Greeks Ann the Amazons”, while the temple’s inner chamber “cella” was lavishly decorated with colored marbles. The three standing columns that one can see today were raised in 1940 on background of the newly built road axis connecting the center of Rome to the Via Ostiense and the sea. In this area where were located The Foro Holitorium (vegetable seller’s market)
  • Great stop. Teatro di Marcello area is wonderful.
  • Ruins are great (of course), but there wasn’t even a sign for this. Totally unmarked.
  • Nice to stroll past, has a board with related historical information next to it
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