The Sanctuary of the Genius of Augustus

No description of the Sanctuary of the Genius of Augustus will appear here. The camera icon is active and provides a general view of the sanctuary. For a discussion of the building see John J. Dobbins, "Problems of Chronology, Decoration, and Urban Design in the Forum at Pompeii," AJA 98 (1994) 629-694.

For a discussion of the altar, see John J. Dobbins, "The Altar in the Sanctuary of the Genius of Augustus in the Forum at Pompeii," RM 99 (1992) 251-63. Photographs of the four sides of the altar are provided below.


West side. Sacrificial scene at a tripod altar; temple facade in background.


East side. Corona civica superimposed on shield; laurel trees to left and right.


North side. Garland hung from bukrania; below are sacrificial implements: patera, simpulum, and urceus.


South side. Garland hung from bukrania; below are sacrificial implements: mantele, accera, and lituus.

Main forum plan.
Introductory page.


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