Why does Ovid pretend not to know the name of the original dedicator
of the temple?
The following name of the dedicator
and year of foundation are lost.
Julius Caesar, and the future dedicator
of the temple of Mars Ultor;
Caesar and Augustus, wishing not to compete with the memories of republican Rome connected with the Forum Romanum, created imperial fora, settings which they could invest with imperial memories, and specifically dynastic memories, placing the dedicator
in the progression of Roman history.
All the names of the dedicators
are Roman, yet two had peregrini fathers, one Semitic the other Greek, and almost all male dedicators
were political and religious public officials.
at that time wanted to extend his stay in power especially when he used to see the kind of support BB had.
Nuovo and Coppens also forewarn the reader that they don't address the issues of book illustration and dedications and dedicators
and advise that these topics are thus ripe for study.
They offer a prayer to Imhotep 'and the gods who rest here' for the protection of their families and for benevolence on 'the one who reads this himself', which implies that the catacombs were considered to be accessible to other dedicators
or cult officiants.
Drawing on 2,300 known bases from nearly 800 sites, he looks at the geographical distribution, statues dedicated before and after a reign, occasions for statue erections, and dedicators