Temple of Vesta, Rome


Mark Cartwright
published on 05 October 2013
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The 1st century BCE circular temple of Vesta (or Hercules), by the Tiber in Rome. The unusually tall Corinthian columns of Pentelic marble would once have been topped by an entablature. The present roof is a later addition. The building is now the church of S. Maria del Sole.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 05). Temple of Vesta, Rome. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2046/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Temple of Vesta, Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 05 Oct 2013. Web. 22 Jan 2021.

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