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Forum of Augustus

.......and Temple of Mars

 

In the battle of Philippi in 42 BC, in which Augustus and Mark Antony worked together and avenged Caesar's death, defeating the forces of Brutus and Cassius, Augustus vowed to build a temple dedicated to Mars Ultor (Mars the Avenger). The incomplete forum was inaugurated, after 40 years of construction, in 2 BC, adding the second monumental square, the Forum of Augustus.

 

 

Beautiful Ruins Rome 2010

Forum of Augustus

.......and Temple of Mars

 

In the battle of Philippi in 42 BC, in which Augustus and Mark Antony worked together and avenged Caesar's death, defeating the forces of Brutus and Cassius, Augustus vowed to build a temple dedicated to Mars Ultor (Mars the Avenger). The incomplete forum was inaugurated, after 40 years of construction, in 2 BC, adding the second monumental square, the Forum of Augustus.

 

 

Beautiful Ruins Rome 2010

comments (13)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Aug 2010, 06:46
A fine shot of very interesting ruins here SAVO: amazing really that any of this still survives
SAVO: Unbelievable is the word. The Romans were clever people and were able to make architectural calculations that stood the test of time
Excellent capture of this grand, ancient ruin. (:o)
SAVO: Thank you Rosalyn smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Aug 2010, 07:07
Through your eyes, SAVO, I am seeing this place again for the first time.
SAVO: I am glad you are enjoying it. Its a fantastic city smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Aug 2010, 09:04
My wife wants to know do we need to book tours ahead of time as you are giving us so many ideas.

her comment was wow when she saw this image, needless to say we are both getting very excited about the upcoming trip
SAVO: I have sent you an email Tony. Cheers Savo
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Aug 2010, 09:39
I love this little history lessons!
SAVO: Lol. Cheers
Fascinating times they were, back then!!! Are you watching Spartacus: Blood and Sand??
SAVO: I am not actually. I plan to get the whole series on DVD. I am told it is intense, but I want to enjoy it from the beginning so I will wait smile Cheers
It took even longer than the renovation of Tiff's bench
SAVO: hahaha. Almost wink
Nice detailed work again Savo..Well done.
SAVO: Thank you Ron smile
Enjoying your tour, I have never been, so its good to see it all smile
SAVO: I am glad you like it Linda. Cheers
Superbe endroit et quelle lumière tu avais ce jour là. Bravo pour la photo. A+ VAL
SAVO: Merci Beaucoup
Saw it many years ago, SAVO - brings back memories.
SAVO: It's a fine place smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2010, 22:47
This is absolutely elegant. What an extraordinary capture of these beautiful ruins!!!
SAVO: Cheers Marcie smile
A great place and a nice shot.
SAVO: It is a fine place

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