1.3 Temples

Religion and the City: Temples

Temples and their use, including the position of the altar; temple layout; the naos / cella and cult statue; use by worshippers; the roles and responsibilities of priests in worship and sacrifice; the purpose of sacrifice; officials; animals.


The Parthenon and Temple of Zeus at Olympia
The hiereus and hiereia (priests and priestesses); the mantis (prophet)
Animal sacrifice


The Temple of Fortuna Virilis (Portunus) and the Pantheon
The Pontiffs and Pontifex Maximus; the Augurs/Augures; the Vestal Virgins
Animal sacrifice; the Haruspex