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Palaces, Churches, and other constructions of the time of Theodoric, at Terracina, and at Ravenna. Fifth and sixth centuries

1. View of the mountains of Terracina, the ancient Anxur, on the summit of which are seen the ruins of the Palace of Theodoric.

2. Plans of the substructures or terrace walls of the Palace of Theodoric.

3. General elevation of the same.

4. Transverse section of the same.

5. Elevation of one of the arches. The coins, imposts, and arches worked with care; the rest of the construction in rubble-work or opus incertum.

6. Profile of the moulding at springing of the arches.

7. Plan and elevation of the square towers of the enclosure of Terracina, built by order of Theodoric.

8. Plan and elevation of a round tower, from the same.

9. Plan of part of an edifice near the Palace of Theodoric.

10. Remains of an ancient temple, near Upsal, in Sweden, consecrated to Odin. Its construction greatly resembles the towers of Terracina.

11. Fašade of a Palace, said to have been built by Theodoric, as repesented in a mosaic of the Church of St. Apollinarius at Ravenna. Ciampini doubts this fact; but Zerandini, who gives this fašade with more detail and exactitude in his treatise Degli Antichi Edifizj profani di Ravenna, p. 117, is satisfied of it.

12. Entrance to the convent of the Franciscans at Ravenna, supposted to have been the Palace of Theodoric. The style bears great resemblance to the Palace of Diocletian at Spolatro, engraved at plate 2/2. On the right is a Sarcophagus of porphyry, supposed to be from the mausoleum of Theodoric, and shown at large in No. 15.

13. Ornament of the capital of one of the pilasters of the entrance doorway.

14. Capital of one of the columns from the center arcade of the upper story. These capitals, with a third from the same fašade, are represented on a large scale, and in their chronological order, pl. 69/4, 5, 6.

15. Sarcophagus of porphryr, mentioned at No. 12.

16. Plan of an octagonal baptistery, used by the Arians of the time of Theodoric, and now part of the modern Oratory of St. Maria at Ravenna.

17. Plan of the Church of St. Apollinarius at Ravenna, built by Theodoric.

18. Section of the same. One of the columns is given on plate 68/4.

19. Transverse section of the same.

20. One of the capitals, from the nave; on the block above is a cross, carved in relief.

21. Another capital, with a small cross engraved on it. This capital is given with the base of the column, plate lix., No. 7.

22. Part of the cornice, enriched with modillions, which surround the choir of the Church.

23. Ancient seal of the city of Verona, which is supposed to represent the Palace of Theodoric in that city. Besides the word Verona, inscribed in the fašade; round the seal are these words, half Roman and half Gothic, and separated by a cross:--Est justi latrix urbs haec et laudis amatrix.




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