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Title: The Temple on the Piazzale delle Corporazioni in Ostia Antica
Author(s): VAN DER MEER, L.B.
Volume: 84 Date: 2009
The temple on the so-called Piazzale delle Corporazioni in Ostia was built just before AD 96. Domitian who founded a collegium Flavialium may have been responsible for building it. It stands on one of the most frequented spaces of Ostia, in the axial middle of the quadriporticus, a garden, behind the Theatre. In or around AD 140, lateral annexes were added to the temple. From that time onward until AD 249 at least 21 marble bases (16 with inscriptions), originally supporting male marble statues, were placed around it. Comparison with other porticus temples, an inscription mentioning cultores found in the cella, the find of a giant marble arm near the temple and several other indications show that the temple may have been a templum divorum.