Il monopteros in Circo Flaminio. Analisi architettonica, tipologica e topografica
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 121, 2020
During the excavations of the 1930s, a series of fragments of a monument were found in the area of the Teatro Marcello, then recovered in the municipal warehouses and reassembled in the Centrale Montemartini (Capitoline Museums). It is a building with a circular plan and without a cell (monopteros), whose dimensions are well adapted to a circular foundation found in axis with the front of the Temple of Apollo Sosiano. The present contribution has made it possible to deepen the stylistic analysis of the architectural decoration of the monument, highlighting an articulated succession in several phases. Moreover, the study has allowed to insert the monument in the topographical context of the area and, in particular, to underline the important role of the structure in relation to the Apollonian cult. Finally, the possible function as a monumental enclosure of the perirrhanterion mentioned by Plutarch near the temple of Apollo Medico was investigated.