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Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus. By: Caroline Biedenstein. Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus. Located between the Forum Romanum to the east and the Campus Martius to the north and west. Temple was famous around Roman world and copied in provinces as far away as Britannia and Africa.

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Temple of jupiter optimus maximus

Temple of Jupiter OptimusMaximus

By: Caroline Biedenstein


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Temple of Jupiter OptimusMaximus

  • Located between the Forum Romanum to the east and the Campus Martius to the north and west.

  • Temple was famous around Roman world and copied in provinces as far away as Britannia and Africa.


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Temple of Jupiter OptimusMaximus

  • Built in 504BCE, by the fifth Tarquin King, LuciusTarquinisPriscus and completed by Rome’s last Tarquin king, LuciusTarquinisSuperbus.

  • It was later destroyed by lightening and fires three times and was repeatedly reconstructed. The last reconstruction was in 52AD by Emperor Domitian. There is no reminisce of the temple today.


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Temple of Jupiter OptimusMaximus

  • The temple was made to honor Jupiter (“Shining Father”), his wife, Juno (Queen of the Gods), and daughter, Minerva (Goddess of wisdom).

http://www2.siba.fi/~kkoskim/rooma/pages/230_028B.HTM


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  • http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Article/815084


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