A Possible Astronomical Orientation of the Curia Julia in the Forum of Rome

PHILICA Article number 639

5 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2016

Date Written: July 19, 2016

Abstract

In previous papers, we have discussed the astronomical orientation of some Roman towns and the alignments of their main streets, the decumani, along the rising of sun and moon on solstices and major lunar standstills. Here, we start analysing the possible astronomical orientations of the buildings of the Roman Forum, the political centre of the ancient Rome. We are discussing in particular the Curia Julia, founded by Julius Caesar in 44 BC.

Keywords: Archaeoastronomy, Building orientation, Ancient Rome

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, A Possible Astronomical Orientation of the Curia Julia in the Forum of Rome (July 19, 2016). PHILICA Article number 639, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811625

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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