Aedicula


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Aedicula

 

(aedicule, edicule), in classical architecture, a niche framed by columns or pilasters resting on a pedestal and with a pediment above. It contained statues of the gods and was featured in temples, public buildings, and residences. The term is also used in reference to small Greek and ancient Roman shrines.

aedicula

aedicula, 1
1. A canopied niche flanked by colonnettes intended as a shelter for a statue or as a shrine.
2. A door or window framed by columns or pilasters and crowned with a pediment.
3. Diminutive of aedes.
4. A small chapel.
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Most importantly, however, Hall stresses the need to acknowledge that people in the past were also trying to make sense of the stories and material remains from these already ancient sites; "[r]ather than proving the historicity of Romulus, or the location of Peter's grave, the Palatine wall and the Vatican aedicula could actually have been lieux de memoire around which the literary traditions crystallized and gradually adopted greater uniformity" (p.
Quibus vero infeliciter eveniant, domi forisque miserrimi, huius rei testis peroptimus ego esse videor qui cum domi solus sim, et quaecumque in aedicula mea sunt confusa et perturbata conspiciam.
Virtutes] neque intra parietes aut aediculas luto factas, sed intra pectus collocandae sunt et interius conprehendendae, ne sint falsae, si extra hominem fuerint collocatae.