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Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina is an ancient Roman temple located in the Roman Forum and was converted into a Roman Catholic Church during the medieval time. It is commissioned by Emperor Antoninius Pius and originally dedicated to his wife Faustina. After Antoninus died and was deified, the successor, Marcus Aurelius re-dedicated the temple…

Temple of Deified Julius Caesar

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After Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, Augustus promotes his father in the Senate. Caesar becomes the first emperor [not the perfect term for him, perhaps] to be deified, and his temple is erected in 29 BC. Inside the temple, coins can still be found that were thrown in by citizens [by modern visitors, not ancient citizens]. The temple…

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…