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The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana

Il Peristilio Superiore Della Domus Augustana

 
 
The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana Marker
Inscription.

The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana
Set within the great rectangular basin, with its complex articulated edges, was a miniature temple on a podium. This could be accessed by means of a small bridge supported on small arches, probably added at a later period.

The function of this little structure is not entirely clear. Almost certainly it was a shrine of some kind, but there are other theories that it was a small place of retreat for the emperor, or some kind of water feature. The bottom and the walls of the basin originally were completely clad in marble veneer. Excavations have identified, to the sides of the peristyle, a complex arrangement of varied rooms, including a porticoed diaeta (terrace) and more basins. All of these different elements give this section of the palace characteristics typical of a sacro-idyllic space, in which the garden occupied the spaces between the basin and the open structures around it, following Hellenistic models. A great deal of sculptural material was found in the course of excavation of this peristyle.

Il Peristilio Superiore Della Domus Augustana
La funzione della piccola construzione non sicura: quasi certamente si tratta di un sacello ma c' chi ipotizza un piccolo luogo di ritiro per l'imperatore, o anche un impianto ad acqua. Il fondo

The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana Marker
Side being read by visitors
e le pareti della vasca erano in origine completamente rivestite di lastre di marmo.

Ai lati di questo peristilio gli scavi hanno individuato una complessa disposizione di ambienti diversi, tra cui una diaeta (terrazza) porticata e della vasche. Questi elementi conferiscono a questo settore del palazzo i caratteri tipici di un ambiente idillico-sacrale, dove il giardino, seguendo schemi di et ellenistica, si estende a occupare gli spazi tra la vasca e le circonstanti construzioni aperte. Numerosi i materiali scultorei provenienti dagli scavi di questo peristilio.
 
Location. 41° 53.301′ N, 12° 29.221′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Touch for map. Marker is on Palatine Hill, south of the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palatine Museum / Museo Palatino (a few steps from this marker); Domus Augustana. Upper Peristyle / Peristilio Superiore (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi (within shouting distance of this marker); Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Octagonal Fountain of the Domus Flavia (about 90 meters away); The 'Stadium' / Lo 'Stadio' (about 90 meters away); Domus Flavia, so-called Lararium / Cd. Larario (about 90 meters away); Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Domus Augustana. (Submitted on June 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Domus Augustana. (Submitted on June 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Domus Augustana. (Submitted on June 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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