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Porticus Metelli


Porticus Metelli

Porticus Metello Macedonico «Vitruv. nel lib. 1, al cap 1, Paterc. nel lib. 34, al cap. 4.» see chapter 4, article 5,6.

Porticus Metelli
147 BC built by Q. Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus

The porticus Metelli, built in 147 B.C. by Q. Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus, and situated between the circus Flaminius and the theater of Marcellus. It enclosed the temples of Jupiter Stator and Juno and contained many famous works of art brought by Marcellus from the east. Some time after 14 B.C, Augustus removed this porticus and erected in its place the porticus Octaviae, at the same time restoring the enclosed temples. (Platner)



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