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Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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The temple of Antoninus and Faustina is located in the Roman Forum. The temple was built in 141 AD by Antoninus for his wife, Faustina. Antoninus was infatuated with his wife and declared her a goddess. When Antoninus died, he was also deified and the temple was re-dedicated to both him and his wife, with an inscription, by Marcus Aurelius. The…

The Great Sunken Garden of the Flavian Palace (Hippodrome)

The great sunken garden of the Flavian Palace, or the Hippodrome, is a large, oval-shaped, garden area that greatly resembles the size and shape of a circus, which is where the nickname Hippodrome is derived from. It is unknown what exactly was in the gardens, aside from a fountain at either end. No doubt it was lush with exquisite vegetation,…

Temple of Deified Hadrian

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Dedicated by Antoninus Pius in honor of Hadrian. Hadrian’s name is inscribed on the building [JWO: no]. The temple contains Corinthian columns with Egyptian granite shafts. Columns contain specific marble from Turkey that cuts across the fluting. The building was displayed on Hadrianic coinage.