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Pantheon

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The Pantheon was originally commissioned during a building campaign on the Campus Martius, in order to function as a temple to all of the Roman gods. It was later rebuilt by Hadrian after being destroyed by a series of fires. The Latin inscription on the entablature of the structure pays homage to Agrippa, who was instrumental in the construction…

The Pantheon

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The Pantheon is located in Piazza della Rontonda. Acting as a Roman Temple when it was first built, the Pantheon acted as a church for the majority of its existence. With an imposing portico and then an equally as impressive dome, the Pantheon is marveled as the height of Roman architecture. Built by Emperor Hadrian in 126 AD, the Pantheon's…

Pantheon

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The Pantheon that stands today was completed in 125 AD by the emperor Hadrian, though this building was actually the third Pantheon built. The inscription on the front reads, "Marcus Agrippa, thrice consul, made this," Marcus Agrippa being the original architect of the first Pantheon in 27-25 BC. The dome of the Pantheon is its greatest technical…

Pantheon

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Thought to be a temple to all the gods, the Pantheon in its current structure was built in the Campus Martius by Emperor Hadrian in the early second century A.D. It was constructed on the site of a similar structure built by Agrippa during the rule of Augustus, hence the inscription mentioning Agrippa. The architecture showcases the Romans mastery…

Pantheon

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The Pantheon that stands today in the Campus Martius was commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD to replace the previous two Pantheon temples that were both destroyed by fire. The original Pantheon, meaning 'the building for all the gods', was built by the great builder Agrippa during the age of Augustus as a part of the imperial…

The Pantheon

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Originally constructed in the Age of Augustus, Agrippa, the great ancient builder and war strategist, constructed the mausoleum, known as the Pantheon, as a temple dedicated to the many Gods of the polytheistic Roman culture [JWO: no evidence that this was a mausoleum in antiquity]. The original structure burnt down in the year 80 AD, was rebuilt…

The Pantheon

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The current Pantheon sits on the site of two earlier models, the first commissioned during the reign of Emperor Augustus by Marcus Agrippa, and the second by Emperor Domitian. The newest Pantheon was commissioned by Emperor Hadrian and dedicated during AD 126. The building was a public temple, catering to a wide variety of gods that Romans would…

Pantheon

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The Pantheon is a building that was originally commissioned by Marcus Agrippa and built by Publius Aelius Hadrianus. The building suffered damages multiple times, and the latest version was built between 118 and 128 AD. The building has colossal Corinthian columns in the portico, and the vestibule connects the portico to the rotunda. The rotunda…

The Pantheon

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Pantheon means 'Every God' in Ancient Greek. The Pantheon was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Emperor Augustus. It was completed [JWO: rebuilt] during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. The Pantheon consists of a rectangular porch connected to a circular rotunda. The building is covered by a concrete dome with a central opening. The…

Pantheon

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The Pantheon, originally constructed by Agrippa then rebuilt by Domitian and again by Hadrian, was a building dedicated to the worship of all the gods. It has since been converted to a church. Its architectural style shows a shift in Roman design, with more of a focus on the development of interior space.