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1

Date?

2 BC

2

Sited on a..?

High podium

3

What was it a return to? (in terms of style)

Roman style

4

Why did Augustus promise to build it?

It was during the battle of Phillipi in 42 BC

5

What was the God Mars?

Roman god of war

6

It was integrated into the design of which forum?

Forum of Augustus

7

Why was asymmetry apparent?

Houses in the east corner

8

How many columns fronted it?

8

9

What were the 8 frontal columns made of?

Marble

10

What style were the 8 frontal columns?

Corinthian

11

What did the long cella lead to?

Statues of Mars and Venus

12

What was the focus on?

Frontal

13

Who met here?

The senate

14

What did young men receive here?

Toga virillis (symbol of manhood)

15

What was it the first roman temple to be made entirely of...?

Marble

16

What was the back wall made of?

Tufa - it had to be incorporated

17

What shape was the plan?

Square