Encyclopedia Ichnographica




Aelius Lampridius, a Roman historiographer, one of the Scriptores Historiae Augustae.

Catalogo references to Lampridius:

Acqua Alessandrina. «Lamprid. in Alessandro Severo.»

Bagni pubblici. «Lamprid. in Alessandro Severo.»

Magazzini pubblici. «Lamprid. in Alessandro Severo.»

Orti d'Antero. «Lamprid. in Commodo.»

Lupanare sotto le mura urbane, presso i teatri, gli stadj, i bagni ed i circhi. «Lamprid. in Elagabalo.»

Portico d'Alessandro Severo. «Lamprid. in Alessandro Severo.»

Portico Minucio vecchio. «Lamprid. in Commodo.»

Senacolo delle donne istituito da Elagabalo. «Lamprid. in Elagabalo.»

Tempio d'Iside e Serapide. «Lamprid. in Aless. Severo.»

Teatro di Marcello. «Lamprid. in Aless. Severo.»

Terme d'Alessandro Severo. «Lamprid. in Aless. Severo.»

Terme Neroniane. «Lamprid. in Aless. Severo.»

Porticus Alexandri Severi

The Porticus Alexandri Severi, like the Porticus Vipsania and the Naumachia Domitiani, is one of the buildings along the Ichnographia's Equiria that represents an actual ancient Roman building, however Piranesi situates the Porticus Alexandri Severi much further north than its true historical location. According to Lampridius, "Alexander also began the Basilica Alexandrina, situated between the Campus Martius and the Saepta of Agrippa, one hundred feet broad and one thousand long and so constructed that its weight rested wholly on columns; its completion, however, was prevented by his death." This ancient account places the real "Porticus Alexandri Severi" within the immediate area of the Pantheon, a location far south of Piranesi's positioning of the porticus at the northern end of the Equiria. Piranesi's design and dislocation of the Porticus Alexandri Severi bears a firm symbolic significance within the overall scheme of the Ichnographia Campi Martii, however.




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