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319658
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Temple of Vespasian and Titus
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41.892708° N, 12.483934° E
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Essays on the Temple of Vespasian and Titus

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    The remains of the Temple of Vespasian and Titus stands at the west end of the Roman Forum, crowded into a small space between the Temple of Concord and the Temple of Saturn. It is built in the Corinthian order and made of white Italian marble. continue reading →

  • History

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    Emperor Vespasian died at his country villa near Rieti in July of 79. Legend has it his last words were: "Pity, I think I'm turning into a god." Vespasian was succeeded by his son Titus, who began the process of deification of his father, including the construction on a temple in his honor. Titus himself died in 81, leaving completion of the project to his younger brother Domitian. The temple, now dedicated to both Titus and Vespasian, was probably complete by 85. The temple was restored in the early 3rd century by Septimus Severus and Caracalla. continue reading →

Bibliography of the Temple of Vespasian and Titus

  1. Claridge, Amanda. Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide, 2nd ed.. Oxford University Press, USA. 2010. Print.

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Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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