National Museum of Natural History

Discussion Questions

1. How, why and when did the Corinthian capital become popular in ancient Greece? Give some ancient examples of its use by both the Greeks and the Romans. 2. The Temple of Jupiter Stator “The Slayer” has an interesting history. According to ancient Roman tradition, when, why, and by whom, was it dedicated? 3. What is the Temple of Jupiter Stator’s association with Cicero and his speech against Cataline? Who are our ancient sources for this important crisis during the late Roman Republic?