of the Deified Claudius
Directions: Roma, RegII
(to Clivus Scauri); north (to Temple of Deified Claudius); Shortcut @go Temple of Deified Claudius
- 8 Rooms: Temple of Deified
Claudius, Substructures, Stairs to Temple Complex, Porticus Claudia, Arboretum,
Temple Porch, Cella, Opisthodomos
- Images and Links: Images
include the model of this temple from the plastico; a plan of the temple
complex; photos and a drawing of the extant substructures of the west podium;
models of the Temple of Claudius at Colchester and the Temple of Jupiter Anxur;
stairs of Temple of Portunus; busts and statues and cameo portraits of
Claudius' relatives; and a garden, fountain, and nymphaeum. There is
considerable information about what is known of the construction of the temple
and links to biographies of Claudius and Nero.
- Objects: Within the temple
cella, there is an interactive bot, Flamen, priest of the Deified Claudius, who
makes predictions about the future, statues of Claudius, Messalina with infant
Britannicus, Nero as a child and busts of Augustus, Tiberius, Livia,
Germanicus, and Agrippina the Younger.
Uses: This is a useful site to
begin a discussion of the imperial cult and its role in Roman religion.
Students can be assigned to view the statues of Claudius' relatives in the
cella and to find out more about them and the role they played in Claudius'