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Arch of Titus

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This was a triumphal honorific arch created by Domitian in honor of his brother Titus and father Vespasian. Located off the southern edge of the Roman Forum, along the Via Sacra, the arch follows [or sits on] the route of the triumph. It commemorates Titus and Vespasian's victory over the revolution in Judea, as depicted through the reliefs on 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…

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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After the death of Faustina the Elder, wife of emperor Antoninus Pius, in 141, the Senate voted to recognize her as a goddess. She was decreed a temple at the edge of the Roman Forum, near the Temple of the Divine Julius. After Antoninus died, in 161, the Senate deified him and his cult was joined with that of Faustina, so that the two would…

Base of Antonine Column

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