Temple of Vespasian and Titus Rome, Italy c. 80-85
Three Corinthian columns remain of this temple at the west end of the Roman Forum. It was built in honor of the deified emperors Vespasian and Titus between 80 and 85 CE.
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Overviewby 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 →
Historyby 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 →
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Day 1: Portland to SpokanePosted September 24, 2014 by Holly Hayes Part of: Pacific to Mississippi Road Trip
This is the first post in a series on a roadtrip from Oregon to Minnesota - and possibly beyond! As usual, I'm avoiding freeways, visiting historic places, staying in historic hotels, and eating in historic restaurants. The first day I drove from Portland, OR to Spokane, WA, with many stops along the way.
- Claridge, Amanda. Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide, 2nd ed.. Oxford University Press, USA. 2010. Print.
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