Curia HostiliaThe meeting place of the Roman senate during the Roman Republic Forum Romanum / Rome / Italy
The first Curia Hostilia was built around 570-550 BCE on the N. side of the archaic Comitium. Tradition ascribes the first Curia to the third king of Rome, Tullius Hostilius, which has given the building its name. This building remained in use until around 300-250 BCE, when the Comitium was completely reorganised. The Curia Hostilia of the new Comitium was slightly larger, and located where the current church of SS. Luca e Martina stands.
When L. Cornelius Sulla enlarged the senate in the early first century BCE, the Curia Hostilia was no longer adequate for the senate, and Sulla had the Curia Hostilia demolished and new meeting hall for the senate was built: the Curia Cornelia.
Please see the description for the Comitium for maps and more information.
- Comitium - The ancient political centre of Rome (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Curia Cornelia - The meeting hall of the Roman senate (c. 80-50 BCE) (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Curia Julia - The meeting place of the Roman senate (from c. 50 BCE) (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Santi Luca e Martina (Rome, Italy)
- Tullius Hostilius - Third king of Rome (trad. 673-642 BCE) (Roman Kings, Historical Persons)
- Basilica Porcia - The first basilica in the Forum Romanum (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Lapis Niger and Vulcanal - Archaic monument and altar in the Comitium (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Pontifex maximus - The high priests of ancient Roman religion (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Templum vs. Aedes - Differences in ancient and modern use of the word 'temple' (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
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