Ancient Rome

Temple of Janus

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While very little remains of The Roman Temple of Janus (located in The Forum of The City of Rome), The Temple was dedicated to The God Janus (symbol of Beginnings). The T …

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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Originally built by Emperor Antoninus to honor His deceased Wife Faustina in 141 AD – The Temple was dedicated as The Temple of Faustina. Later upon The Emperor's d …

Salii

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The ''Salii'' were a Class of Ancient Roman Religious Leaders who were known as ''Leaping'' or ''Hopping'' Priests. Their seasonal Procession through the Streets of Rome, …

Rosta

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The term ''Rostra'' applied to a type of platform used for Public speaking during The Roman Republican and later Imperial Era. These ''stages'' were placed near a Forum ( …

Tryian Purple

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Although Tyrian Purple can be traced as a color to Ancient Phoenicia (1,500 BC), it bcame a highly regarded and prized color used by Ancient Rome. The Color was most asso …

Arch of Augustus

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Although there were as many as (8) different ''Arches'' dedicated to The Emperor Augustus, the oldest is that which is located in Rome. It was commissioned by The Roman S …

Temple of Concord

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Dating to perhaps the 1st Century BC, various versions of The Temple of Concord have existed within Rome. Dedicated to The Goddess Concordia (Reconciliation) – it w …

The Column of Marcus Aurelius

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The Roman Column of Emperor Marcus Arurelius was erected in The City of Rome in 193 AD. It was erected by that Emperor to celebrate Rome's victory in battle with several …

Ballistarii

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As we have seen, The Ballistae was one of Ancient Rome's Military Siege weapons (2nd Century BC forward) The Device was used to hurl stones or debris at advancing or stat …

''Umbilicus Urbus Romae''

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In Ancient Rome the term ''Umbilicus Urbus Romae'' was translated to mean ''The Navel of The City of Rome''. In other words, this location within The City, was considered …