The Roman Principia as a Roman Temple: An Exploration of Spatial, Temporal, and Personnel Similarities
The ancient Roman fort is a foreign structure in many of our minds. We often associate it with current military camps, thinking that the social purpose of the camp was geared solely toward war. Contemporary military camps have designated holy areas, but all other buildings are secular in nature. The Roman fort, on the other hand, did not separate its war effort from its religious worship; instead the command building, the principia, that deliberates orders and controls the fort, simultaneously used its space for both religious and military purposes. Most of the constituent parts of the modern ...
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