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Building [B18]: Meeting Place and Temple of the Worshippers of Bellona (140-170 CE) Ostia - Latium

Ostia (Latium, Italy — Pleiades map), 140-160/70 CE
Meiggs 1973, 359-360 = Hermansen 1981, 69-70 (figs.16, 17, 20; photos 18, 19, 21, 22) = Bollmann 1998, 320-323 (A40; figs. 38, 39; photo 15,2) = Egelhaaf-Gaiser 2002, 146 (fig. 9) = AGRW ID# 24139


Description: This is small square building in region IV i 4, measuring about 5.5 x 5.5 m.  This served as the hall for banqueting and meetings of the worshippers of Bellona, goddess of war. Five marble steps lead up to the entrance, which is flanked by a column on each side. The lance-bearers (hastiferi) also had a small, separate temple (7 x 5.75 m) of red and yellow brick on the inside, including a porch (pronaos) and inner chamber (cella). Both buildings are enclosed by walls.

Translation by: Ascough

Item added: March 16, 2020
Item modified: March 16, 2020
ID number: 24139
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