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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…

Arch of Septimius Severus

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Situated in the Roman Forum, the Arch of Septimius Severus is a triumphal arch dedicated to the emperor Septimius and his two sons Caracalla and Geta for their victories against the Parthians. The triumphal arch consists of three different arches with reliefs showing various battles and military victories. The Arch is a prime example of damnatio…

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina was originally dedicated to Faustina the Elder, the deceased wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius, who was deified after her death in 140 CE. After Antoninus' death and deification in 161 CE, the temple was rededicated to he and Faustina by order of his successor, Marcus Aurelius.

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…

Arch of Septimius Severus

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The Arch of Septimius Severus was built in 203 AD to commemorate victories against the Parthians. The Arch currently resides in the Roman Forum at the base of the Capitoline Hill. Initially, Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta sat atop the Arch. However, when Caracalla had Geta assassinated, Caracalla ordered for a damnatio…

The Arch of Septimius Severus

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The Arch of Septimius Severus was erected in 203 C.E. to commemorate the Roman victories over the Parthians. The triple triumphal arch stands on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum.

Arch of Septimius Severus

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The Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus can be found in the Ancient Roman Forum at the northern end at the base of the Capitoline Hill. This arch was commissioned by the Roman Senate to honor the Emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Geta and Caracalla to commemorate their foreign victories and the imperial expansion of the Roman empire. Arches…

Temple of Divus Julius

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Located at the eastern end of the Roman Forum, this is the final resting place of the assassinated and cremated Julius Caesar. The temple was decreed to be built in 42 BCE by all three members of the second triumvirate (Octavian (Augustus), Mark Antony, Lepidus). In addition to the temple, a public cult was created in Julius Caesar's honor- a major…