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1

Why is this temple so important?

One of the best preserved temples

2

When was it completed?

16 BC

3

It was _______ formal style.

Augustan

4

Was it of greek or roman influence?

Greek

5

What was the temple set in?

A courtyard

6

How was it dominant?

Podium

7

How high was the podium?

2.85m

8

What was there a lack of?

Frontal emphasis

9

It had a pse________ appearance.

Pseudoperipteral

10

What do you mean a psudoperipteral appearance?

Freestanding colonnade at each end with engaged columns at the sides

11

Who was it built by?

Agrippa

12

What did Agrippa also build?

He was patron for the pantheon

13

Who was the temple dedicated/re-dedicated to?

Gaius and Lucius Caesar

14

What type of style was it?

Hexastyle

15

What type of columns did it have?

Corinthian

16

How many columns at the front?

6

17

How many columns along the sides?

11

18

What did the columns at the sides include?

Half columns

19

How many half columns continued round the back?

20

20

The deep portico made up about ______ of the temple.

A third

21

What was the roof like?

Shallow ridge roof

22

Measurements of the layout?

26m x 14m

23

What materials were used?

Local limestone and marble

24

Where was the marble used?

Pillars and facing

25

What was the architrave divided by?

Rows of petrified water drips

26

___ and ___ decorations divided the architrave from the frieze?

Egg and dart

27

Where does the frieze go?

All around

28

What were there ornamental carvings of?

Rosettes and acanthus leaves

29

What was the masonry construction supported by?

Columns

30

What was there particular focus on?

Exterior appearance

31

Whilst focusing on exterior, what was there a move away from?

Frontal focus