Roman Temples

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  • Roman Temples
    • Influenced by Etruscan and Greek
      • Building
        • Podium
        • Steps
        • Colonnade
        • Porch
        • Altar
        • Cella
    • Purpose
      • Home of Gods
      • Gifts left at foot of statues
      • Worship involved sacrifice 
    • The Pantheon
      • Dedicated to all Gods
      • Circular open to air
    • Priests
      • ceremonial and functional role
      • From the political elite 
      • The Pontifices 
        • Duties were the protection of temples, regulation of religious laws, supervisors of the religious calendar. 
        • The Emperor was the Pontifex Maximus.
        • chief priest was called the Pontifex Maximus.
    • The Augars
      • Interpreted the will of the gods
      • They carried a lituus, a rod. 
    • Vestal Virgins
      • Only female priests.
      • 6 priestesses of the goddess Vesta
      • family was honoured to have a daughter selected to be a vestal virgin
  • Vestal Virgins
    • Only female priests.
    • 6 priestesses of the goddess Vesta
    • family was honoured to have a daughter selected to be a vestal virgin

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