Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Building [B20]: Meeting Place of the Augustales (from ca. 150 CE) Ostia - Latium

Ostia (Latium, Italy — Pleiades map), ca. 150 CE, restored in III-IV CE
Hermansen 1981, 62, 111-112 (fig. 43) = Bollmann 1998, 335-340 (A44; rig. 2; photo 2,2) = Laird 2000, 41-72 (plan; photos) = Egelhaaf-Gaiser 2002, 147 (fig. 11) = AGRW ID# 24161


Description: Located in region V vii 2, this building has a long, narrow ante-chamber that leads from the main street (the Decumanus) to a courtyard on the right.  There is a sanctuary at the far end of the courtyard. This building was extended in the third century by the addition of an apse that extends into a private house, probably already in the possession of the Augustales. A series of rooms surround the courtyard’s north, east, and south sides. Hermansen (1981, 62) confidently identifies this building as the meeting location of the Augustales, but this has been called into question by Laird 2000.

Translation by: Ascough

Item added: March 16, 2020
Item modified: March 16, 2020
ID number: 24161
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