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Temple of Augustus and Livia

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Temple of Augustus and Livia
Background Knowledge
The Temple of Augustus and Livia was built near the end of the first century and still stands today in Vienne, France. It was originally dedicated to Augutus, but was soon rededicated to his wife, Livia.
A Coin of Antonius Pius (ancient source)
This particular coin was dedicated to Augustus and his many temples built in his honor. It also has a picture of Augustus' temple on the back of the coin.
Picture (ancient source)
Augustus (ancient source)
Augustus was born in the month of October and when he was a baby, he was given the nickname of Thurinus. This name was a memory of his ancestor's home, because they lived near a town named Thurii and his father had a plantation of slaves there.
Later in Augustus' life, his name was changed to Gaius Caeasar and Augustus became his nickname. When he was a teenager, he was awarded with military prizes at Caesar's African Triumph. Although, he had taken no part in battle when he was a child.
History on Temples (ancient source)
There are five species of temples. There is Pycnostylos, which is thick and set with columns, Systylos, the columns are not very close together, Diastylos, the columns are wider apart, Araestylos, columns are placed more distant, and Eustylos, with more space between the columns.
"The design of Temples depends on symmetry, the rules of which Architects should be most careful to observe. The principles of temples are distinguished by their different forms."
The Temple of Augustus and Livia (journal article)
"The actual site of the temple, on the level ground between the Capitoline and the Palatine just behind the Basilica Julia, has never been excavated, so that no tangible remains are yet in sight, on the basis of which one might judge the size and physical proportions of the building."
Augustus (journal article)
Suetonius' Life of Augustus is a work famous for the small details of Augustus' life. One very important fact about Augustus, was that he enjoyed personal time by himself. He was really the creator of "personal time." He spent a lot of his free time alone.
The Temple of Augustus and Livia
Ancient Sources
-Vitruvious: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Vitruvius/3*.html

-Suetonious: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Suetonius/12Caesars/Augustus*.html

-Coin of Antonius Pius http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Divus_Augustus
Journal and Printed Sources
Journal Sources
-Jstor Articles
1. On the Temple of Divus Augustus
2. Augustus and Syracuse
3. Temples of Augustus
Printed Sources
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