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Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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Title

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

Subject

Temple in the Roman Forum

Description

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 follows typical Roman design with a porticus (covered walkway), elevated entrance, colonnaded entrance, and stairs leading to the entrance. When visiting the site, an observer can see how the elevation has changed due the exposed stairs and foundation.

Creator

Commissioned by Emperor Antoninus Pius and re-dedicated by Marcus Aurelius

Source

Roman Forum

Date

141 AD begun, 161 AD re-dedicated

Contributor

Michael Marsh

Format

The temple has a classic Roman temple entrance with a porticus, stairs leading up to the entrance, and colonnaded entrance. The temple features brick-faced concrete to reinforce its structure. The columns are Corinthian style.

Language

English

Type

Temple

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