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1 Temple of Vesta and the House of the Vestal Virgins By Gwyne Henke

2 The Goddess Vesta Hearth and home Mimics hut Door faces east (fire+sun=life) zetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/R ome/Forum_Romanum/_Texts/Huelsen*/ 2/32.html

3 Style of Temple 20 Corinthian pillars Smoke vent 46 ft wide favissa (trapezoidal pit) inside ~grout/encyclopaedia_romana /romanforum/vesta.html

4 Contents of Temple Sacred Fire Palladium From Troy by Aeneas? No Vesta images Temple_of_Vesta e.uchicago.edu /Thayer/E/Ga zetteer/Places /Europe/Italy/ Lazio/Roma/R ome/

5 Rebuilding of the Temple June 15th: Ashes to Tiber Fire of Nero (AD 64) Rebuilt by Julia Domna By Renaissance, extremely damaged ~grout/encyclopaedia_romana /romanforum/vesta.html

6 The Vestal Virgins Tend to the flame Girls recruited at 6-10 years Vow of cellibacy After 30 years, can marry 010/05/vestal-virgins-of-rome.html ofrome.blogspot.com/2012/01/ numa- pompilius-and- vestal- virgins.html

7 House of the Vestals Behind Temple of Vesta East Forum 3 story palace Numa Pompilius estalvirgins11.jpg

8 The End Right: romans.co.uk/home.ht m Left: ourses/Rela35073MT1/


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