Temple of Vespasian and Titus, Rome

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The Temple of Vespasian and Titus is located in Rome at the western end of the Roman Forum between the Temple of Concordia and the Temple of Saturn. It is dedicated to the deified Vespasian and his son, the deified Titus. It was begun by Titus in 79 after Vespasian's death and Titus's succession. Titus’ brother, Domitian, completed and dedicated the temple to Titus and Vespasian in approximately 87.
Throughout Roman history, there was an emphasis on increasing the fame and glory of a family name, often through monuments commemorating the deceased. Therefore, the temple was constructed to honor the Flavian Dynasty, which comprised the emperors Vespasian (69-79), Titus (79-81), and Domitian (81-96). Historians question whether or not Titus and Domitian had a good relationship; however, Domitian ensured the deification of his brother into the imperial cult in order to exalt the prominence of the Flavian name. Titus and Vespasian were each deified through the ceremony of apotheosis. In doing so, tradition guaranteed that Roman citizens and subjects would honor Vespasian and Titus (or at least honor their genius) as Roman deities. This imperial cult worship was as much a sign of allegiance to the emperor of Rome, or as a political and diplomatic gesture, as it was a formal religion.
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  • The emperor Vespasian who reigned from 69 DC to 79DC and started the Flavian Dynasty that rules the empire for 27 years . This temple was issued from The Vespasian’son Titus in 79 DC after his death  more »
  • Only 3 columns remain of this temple, which was begun in 79 AD and completed in 85 AD to honor 2 emperors. What is seen today is part of the original temples northern corner of the façade, with no...  more »
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  • TEMPLE of VESPASIAN and TITUS ! (western part of the Roman Forum!) . Too many Statues, Temples and above all, a lot of Stories and history! . In fact, we forgot to shoot many frames, as we were immersed in the oration of the guide... Appreciated him, from heart! . Had many questions from different audience & he handled it well!
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