Cornelia Curia

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Architectural history of the buildings of the Curia

The Curia Cornelia at the Roman Forum in ancient Rome was from 52 BC. Until the inauguration of the Caesar Forum in 46 BC. The meeting building of the Senate .

Building history

The Cornelia Curia was built on the ruins of the previous building, the Hostilia Curia , of which remains have been found under the adjacent church of Santi Luca e Martina . Hostilia Curia, which was only founded around 80 BC. Was enlarged by Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix during unrest at the funeral of the politician Publius Clodius Pulcher in 52 BC. Burned down. Faustus Cornelius Sulla , a descendant of Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, rebuilt the Curia and named it Cornelia Curia. Gaius Iulius Caesar settled in the context of the massive redesign of the forum in 44 BC. Commissioned with the construction of a successor building, the Curia Iulia , the construction of which had probably not yet begun until the murder of Caesar. It was only established under Emperor Augustus in 29 BC. Completed, so that the senators often gathered at the forum while the new meeting building was not yet available.

Web links

Commons : Cornelia Curia  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Cassius Dio , Roman History 40, 50, 2.
  2. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 44.5.1.
  3. Meneghini, Roberto, Die Kaiserforen Roms, Darmstadt 2015.

Coordinates: 41 ° 53 ′ 35 ″  N , 12 ° 29 ′ 7 ″  E