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Tracce di cantiere e tecniche di costruzione delle sostruzioni orientali dello Stadio romano di Patrasso

Authors: Antonella Pansini, Michalis

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The double sphendone stadium of Patras, from the Domitian age, is one of the most representative monuments of the city. The eastern substructures, articulated in a series of vaulted rooms, functional both to support the steps of the cavea and to consolidate the natural slope, is the most preserved sector of the building. The structures are built according to local construction traditions: moreover, they have the peculiar characteristics of Roman architecture in Greece such as, for example, the use of solid brick vaults. The analysis of the remains made it possible to highlight the traces of the construction site, such as those of centrings and scaffolding, and to reconstruct the building process of the monument.

Nuovi dati sull’area occidentale del Foro civile di Pompei

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This paper aims to contribute to the compilation of a consistent periodization of the entire monumental complex of the civil forum of Pompeii, through the historical and architectural study of one of the least explored areas of the square located in the western sector, between the sanctuary of Apollo and the granary. The building, whose date is almost unknown, represents an important proof of the architecture built in tuff stone that characterizes one of the most significant phases of the entire forensic area. The architectural and structural analysis of the building in addition to providing important information about the evolution of the entire western sector of the forum, has led to the recognition of a local workshop in Nucera dealing with the manufacturing of the tuff, which was so active in Pompeii as in the neighboring centers. The analysis also offered preliminary but innovative tools allowing a systematic interpretation of the architecture of this period concerning both the city and its territory.