Presentation on theme: "Templum Iovis Optimi Maximi By Gaia Aurelia. The Temple of Jupiter, Best and Greatest This temple was dedicated to a triad of gods: Jupiter, King of the."— Presentation transcript:
The Temple of Jupiter, Best and Greatest This temple was dedicated to a triad of gods: Jupiter, King of the gods, Juno, his wife, and Minerva, his daughter and the goddess of wisdom. Being dedicated to Jupiter, this temple was the most important in Rome.
Foundation Tarquinius Priscus – 534-510 BCE – Prayed to the gods during a battle with the Sabines – Did not see it finished Tarquinius Superbus continued the work Temple finished in the 3 rd consulship
The Building Itself Capitoline Hill Perimeter 800 feet Each side roughly 200 feet 3 chambers, main one dedicated to Jupiter Drawing of the Temple when is was still standing.
Condition Burned 83 BC, 69 BC, 80 AD Parts are in the Palazzo dei Conservatori today
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