Temple of Janus (Forum Holitorium) - Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 53.480 E 012° 28.803
33T E 290941 N 4640781
Quick Description: The Temple of Janus (Latin: aedes Jani), is a temple to the Roman god Janus in the Forum Holitorium.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 10/9/2015 2:14:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMPQVA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The temple was built by Gaius Duilius after the Roman victory at the battle of Mylae.

Augustus began a restoration of the temple, a project completed by his heir Tiberius in 17 AD. The re-dedication day of the structure was 18 October. According to Pliny the Elder, Augustus brought a statue of Janus, a work either of Scopas or Praxiteles, to be dedicated in this temple.

The Forum Holitorium ("Vegetable-sellers' market") was the site of a commercial marketplace (macellum).

Four Republican temples were part of the market complex. The two earliest were built during the First Punic War, the first a Temple of Janus vowed by Gaius Duilius following his victory in a naval battle at Mylae with the Carthaginians in 260 BC. A Temple of Spes ("Hope") was built soon after by Aulus Atilius Calatinus. A Temple of Juno Sospita was vowed in 197 BC and dedicated two years later.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

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Condition: Some remaining traces (ruins) or pieces

Admission Fee: Not listed

Opening days/times: Not listed

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