The building was located in the Saepta Julia, a large square in the Campus Martius used for public comitia (assemblies). The square, a large free space surrounded by porticoes, was finished by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral and friend of emperor Augustus, in 27 BC. The portico of the Argonauts was added in 25 BC, to commemorate Agrippa's naval victories in 31 BC: it took its name from its decorations, which depicted the mythological expedition of Jason.
A brickwork wall preserved along the eastern side of the Pantheon has been assigned to the Porticus Argonautarum.
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- Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate. Oxford University Press. 26 April 2012. pp. 249–. ISBN 978-0-19-969821-9.
- A visual reconstruction of the Saepta Julia
- Page at ciceronline (Italian)
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