Ancient temples in Turkey





Temple for: Emperor Augustus
erected: third quarter of the 1st century B.C.
Dimensions: Stylobat: 14,50 x 22,20 m 
  Peristasis: 6 x 10
Ground plan
Roman province: Ionia / Asia
Location: Selçuk, Selçuk county, Province İzmir

The emperor cult temple on the state agora was probably demolished in Byzantine times except for large parts of stereobat and euthynteria, the foundation. From the existing remains one can conclude, however, about the construction of the temple. On a four-stage substructure, an antenceless core was erected. (Anten = laterally pulled out wall tongues at the Naos). In contrast to the temple of Augustus in Antiochia ad Pisidiam, this temple had no cellar vault.

Emperor Augustus  

Augustus (* 23. September 63 B.C. as Gaius Octavius; † 19. August 14 A.D.) was the first Roman emperor. Gaius Iulius Caesars, grand nephew and principal heir, won the power struggles that followed his assassination in 44 B.C. and was the sole ruler of the Roman Empire from 31 B.C. to 14 AD.
Under the motto of the restoration of the republic - restitutio rei publicae - he in reality pursued its permanent transformation into a monarchy in the form of a principality. Thus he put an end to the century of Roman civil wars and founded the Julian-Claudian imperial dynasty. His rule, outwardly marked by numerous expansion wars, led to a long lasting phase of consolidation and peace, which was glorified as Pax Augusta.

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