Precinct, Temple and Altar in Roman Spain

Fishwick, Duncan
Date published: 
September 2014

The studies included in this volume focus on the monuments of two cities in Roman Spain, Emerita (now Mérida) and Tarraco (now Tarragona). Duncan Fishwick provides historiographic surveys of the monuments before discussing the architectonic significance of the provincial forum at Emerita, the influence of the provincial governor in its construction, and the evidence for an Ara Providentiae and a templum minus. He investigates the discovery of the 'Temple of Augustus' in Tarragona and turns his attention to present opinion on the successive stages of construction and design.