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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…

Temple of Antoninus Pius and Diva Faustina

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This temple was built by emperor Antoninus Pius in 141 AD for his late wife Faustina. Faustina died at a young age, and after her death her husband deified her and built her this temple. When Antoninus Pius died, his successor Marcus Aurelius deified him and added his name to the temple. The temple has the traditional Roman single entrance, and…

Column of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina [You may be confusing this with the base of the lost Column of Antoninus Pius and Faustina]

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina was commissioned by the Emperor Commodus following the death of his father Marcus Aurelius in AD 180. The actual date of erection and the identity of the artist are both unknown, but the design of the column was set to emulate the design of the Column of Trajan, complete with a hollow interior containing a…