Location on Forum Plan

Via Sacra
Lapis Niger
Curia (Senate House)
Basilica Aemilia
Templum Antonini et Faustinae
Basilica Constantini
Templum Veneris et Romae
Arcus Titi
Atrium Vestae
Templum Vestae
Templum Juli
Templum Castoris
Basilica Julia
Templum Saturni
Templum Divi Vespasiani
Templum Concordiae
Lacus Curtius
Miliarium Aureum
Arcus Septimii Serveri
Carcer (Prison)

Temple of Venus and Roma

An enormous temple built and designed by Hadrian on the plateau at the top of the Velia. It faced the imperial fora in one direction and the Colosseum in the other. The two goddesses honored in the temple were Venus and Roma. The cellae of the dual temple stood back to back so that the part of the temple dedicated to Roma faced the Forum and the part sacred to Venus faced the amphitheater. Ancient writers have described the domes and semi domes which were characteristic of many of Hadrian's building projects. This temple was one of the sights of Rome admired by the emperor Constantine.

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Leslie Flood,Germantown High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Cindy Pope, StarNet Television Network,San Antonio, Texas
Joan Jahnige, Kentucky Educational Television , Lexington, Kentucky
Randy Thompson, Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, Texas