Tempio di Castore e Polluce

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Tempio di Castore e Polluce

Tempio di Castore e Polluce
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, Kalifornija9.235 contributions
TEMPLE OF CASTOR AND POLLUX
apr 2019.
Sitting atop a podium are the 3 surviving columns atop which rests the entablature (an architrave and small pieces of the frieze). This temple was dedicated in 484 BC upon the spot of the supposed sighting of the twins.
Written 30. oktobar 2019.
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ChiefGuru
Decatur, IN3.442 contributions
Temple of Castor and Pollux (IL Tempio dei Dioscuri) in the Roman Forum
jun 2019.
The Temple of Castor and Pollux is across from the Basilica Julia, beside the Temple of Caesar, the Regia, the Temple of Vesta, the Santa Maria Antiqua church and in front of the House of the Vestal Virgins in the Roman Forum. The temple was built ~495 B.C. in response to the victory at the Battle of Lake Regillus by the Roman dictator / general Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis. Zeus is the chief Greek god whereas Jupiter is Zeus' equivalent in Italian mythology. However, this temple to Castor and Pollux references them as Dioscuri or Geek Polydeuces and then sons of Zeus and Leda. I gather this Greek reference relates to Greek culture coming to Southern Italy and having an impact on its mythology beliefs. Castor and Pollux are frequently referred to as the Gemini twins. However, although they shared the same mother, Leda (wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta), Castor was the son of Tyndareus (thus mortal) and Pollux was the sone of Zeus (thus a demigod). The legend is that Zeus seduced Leta when disguised as a swan. How the two were born has varying accounts, one of which is that the two along with their sisters Helen (i.e. Helen of Troy) and Clytemnestra (wife of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae) were born from the same egg? This temple, during the imperial period, housed the office for weights and measures, and was a depository for the State treasury. The temple, constructed in white marble and tufa, originally was surrounded by a portico with eight Corinthian columns at the short sides and eleven on the long sides. However, all that now remains are three graceful Corinthian columns, surmounted by an entablature with a plain frieze and modillion cornice. The interior of the temple was once quite complex and consisted of some 25 small chambers. Regardless its condition, this temple remains an important part of Roman history and the Forum.
Written 4. septembar 2019.
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Mark42139
Njujork Siti, Njujork1.391 contribution
Roman Forum
jun 2019. • Porodično
This Temple is an integral part of the Roman Forum. It is quite historic and worth seeing for yourself
Written 4. jul 2019.
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Dimitris L
Sidnej, Australija23.609 contributions
Historic temple
jun 2017. • Parovi
The Tempio di Castore e Polluce is in the Roman Forum and you will see it during your visit there. It was constructed in the early 5th century BC to Dioscuri, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda. The name Dioscuri derives from the Greek name of Zeus and the word for sons. However the story of the twins has several twists, one of which is that Zeus was the father of Pollux and a Spartan King the father of Castor, and also that they were born in an egg, along with their sisters Helen (of Helen of Troy fame) and Clytemnestra (wife of Agamemnon, the King of Mycenae). Quite a story! Today only about three beautiful columns remain of that temple.
Written 25. oktobar 2017.
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, Kalifornija9.235 contributions
IL TEMPIO DEI DIOSCURI
apr 2017. • Parovi
This temple dates from circa 450 BC. There is not much left of this temple though, just 3 elegant Corinthian columns, topped by a short piece of the architrave. It is great for a photo. The 3 white columns against a blue sky backdrop is great.
Written 29. maj 2017.
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rim, Italija19.284 contributions
The iconic three columns in the Roman Forum
okt 2016. • Parovi
Just three graceful columns stand of this very ancient building, the Temple of Castor and Pollux (Tempio dei Dioscuri), the twins. Legend tells these heroes (the sons of Jupiter and Leda) appeared on this spot to help the forces of the Roman Republic overcome the last king of Rome. The three columns, standing against the sky, are a sight to behold.
Written 3. oktobar 2016.
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jcrossBdV
South Brunswick, NJ801 contribution
Not much left, but very old
maj 2016. • Porodično
The temple of Castor and Pollux dates back to about 500BC when the republic defeated the last king of Rome. It was damaged in the first century and rebuilt by Tiberius.
Only three columns remain, of the original ~40. The columns are Corinthian.
Good to take pictures of, at a distance.
Written 5. jun 2016.
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JT_Turner3
Phoenix, Arizona5.133 contributions
Tempio dei Dioscuri, Ca. 495 BC; Three Columns & Dentil
jun 2015. • Parovi
There is really nothing to see here and it is difficult to imagine what it once looked like due to several rebuilds in the area. All that is remaining are three corinthian columns and the dentil cap. One of several ruins similarly reconstructed in the Forum.
Written 5. april 2016.
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Manuela L
Grad Luksemburg, Luksemburg7.092 contributions
Temple of Castor and Pollux
maj 2015. • Prijatelji
You can see three white colums, a rest of a temple in ruins of the two brothers Castor and Pollux on Forum Romanum;
On Monte Cavallo, Piazza Quirinale, two statues of this two roman brothers are to admire.
Written 2. mart 2016.
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traveltoforeignlands
San Dijego, Kalifornija584 contributions
Not much to see!
jul 2015.
The Temple of Castor and Pollux is also known as the Temple of the Dioscuri which in Latin means twins as Castor and Pollux were the twin brothers of Helen of Troy. The remains of this temple--only 3 columns--are located in the Roman Forum on the end if you are walking toward the Colloseum.
Written 25. oktobar 2015.
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