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Column of Marcus Aurelius

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A column erected to commemorate emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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A bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. This is the only surviving bronze statue of a non-Christian Roman emperor. Marcus’ stretched out arm is potentially an indicator that he is giving mercy. There used to be a barbarian cowering at the feet of the horse.

Temple of Divus Antoninus Pius and Diva Faustina

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This temple was originally constructed in the Roman Forum on the via sacra by emperor Antoninus to commemorate his deceased wife, Faustina. When Antoninus died, emperor Marcus Aurelius, along with the senate, decided to dedicate the temple to Antoninus as well, deifying both Antoninus and Faustina in the process. The temple has many roman features,…

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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Currently at the Capitoline museum (both the replica outside the museum and the original inside the museum), the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius is the only preserved bronze statue from imperial Rome [not quite: it's the only one known to have stood and survived in the open throughout the centuries]. This statue was created to commemorate…

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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This imposing statue of the emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback is more than life-sized. It is unique in that it depicts the emperor without weapons or armor [I'm not quite sure about the latter]; rather, he is portrayed as the harbinger of peace. It is located in the Capitoline Museums.

Column of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina [I'm not sure this was the official name of the monument]

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This column is located in the Piazza Colonna on Via del Corso. It is made of marble and covered in relief similar to that of Trajan’s column. Though unlike Trajan's column, this relief is less-cluttered and centralizes the emperor more. In the 16th century, a bronze statue of St. Paul with a sword was placed on top. The inside is hollow with a…

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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This Statue is located inside of the Musei Capitolini at Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM. Initially, it was located near the Lateran, then in Piazza del Campidoglio. Now, the gilded-bronze original is kept inside to conserve it, and a copy is kept outside in the Piazza. It depicts the emperor Marcus Aurelius on a horse, sans-stirrups,…

Bust of Commodus as Hercules

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This bust is located at the Musei Capitolini at Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM. It depicts Emperor Commodus, son of Marcus Aurelius, as the hero Hercules. Commodus is depicted draped in a lion skin, with a club in one hand, and apples in the other — all traditional symbols associated with Hercules. Commodus wished to conflate himself with…

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…

Column of Marcus Aurelius

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius was completed in the later 2nd century AD and modeled to resemble Trajan's column. Currently situated in the Piazza Colonna, the column pictures a spiral relief of various battles and events throughout Aurelius' life. Initially situated in the Campus Martius, the column is built out of a number of marble sections as…