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According to the plan engraved in marble, IIIrd AD (Lanciani, Forma Urbis, pl.23)
The portico of Livia
A bit of architecture :
- What do the small circles (B) represent ? Based on this map, can you give the definition of the word "portico" ?
- Find out : what is the recess (A) called ?
- How is the temple positioned in the square ? What is it facing and why is it positioned in this way ?
portico's political role :
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