The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, which stands in the Forum Romanum, was originally built by the emperor Antoninus Pius (r. 138-161) for his wife Faustina, who was deified after her death in 140. When Antonius Pius died in 161 he, too, was deified and his name added to the dedication.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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