Forum Iulium, Rome
(or Forum of Julius Caesar):
Temple of Venus Genetrix


All photographs and drawings by R.B. Ulrich
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High-resolution images available on request from rbuImages@dartmouth.edu
Stereographs of the Forum Iulium are posted on a separate page.

Temple of Venus Genetrix
exterior views
(colonnade and podium)
Temple of Venus Genetrix
exterior architecture
(entablature: cornice)
Temple of Venus Genetrix
exterior architecture
(entablature: cornice)
Temple of Venus Genetrix
exterior architecture
(entablature: frieze)
Temple of Venus Genetrix
exterior architecture
(entablature: architrave)
Temple of Venus Genetrix
interior order
Temple of Venus Genetrix
Moldings
Temple of Venus Genetrix
plans

NOTES ON THE IMAGES: First Row: The three Corinthian columns reset in the 1930s belong to the west side of the temple (Flavian-Trajanic in date, for the exact location see the third plan from the left in the bottom row of images); Middle: southwest corner of facade podium; the opposing corner is unexcavated; Right: west side of the podium, towards the back corner of the temple. Second Row: View of restored entablature and a fallen cornice block in situ from the pediment. Third Row: Three views of the same cornice block now lying behind the podium of the temple (late Flavian/Trajanic). Fourth Row: Revetments carved with acanthus spirals, probably from the top of the exterior cella walls. Fifth Row: Architrave block now lying in the adjacent Basilica Argentaria, to the west of the podium. Sixth Row: Column base from the interior of the cella (lower order) reused in the baptistery of St. John Lateran. Middle and Right: architrave and soffit, probably from the interior of the cella. Note stonecutter's lines for laying out the soffit pattern. Seventh Row: Profile of a base molding from the main colonnade; profile of the marble base moldings of the temple's podium; cornice block from the facade speaker's platform. Eighth Row: plans of the temple and its setting in the Forum Iulium.

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