Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome

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Carole Raddato
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published on 11 June 2015
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome

The Temple of Divus Antoninus Pius and Diva Faustina is an ancient Roman temple in Rome, adapted to the 17th century church of San Lorenzo in Miranda. It stands in the Forum Romanum, on the Via Sacra.
The temple was begun in 141 CE by Antoninus Pius and was initially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, Faustina the Elder. When Antoninus Pius was deified after his death in 161 CE, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and Faustina as witnessed by the inscription on the surviving architrave: Divo Antonio et Divae Faustinae ex S[enatus] C[onsulto].


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2015, June 11). Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3926/

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Raddato, Carole. "Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 11, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3926/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Jun 2015. Web. 16 Sep 2019.

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