Portico Dii Consentes

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Coordinates: 41°53′33″N 12°29′2″E / 41.89250°N 12.48389°E / 41.89250; 12.48389

Forum Portique Dii consentes

The Porticus Deorum Consentium (Italian: Portico degli Dei Consenti; English: Portico of the Harmonious Gods), sometimes known as the Area of the Dii Consentes, is located at the bottom of the ancient Roman road that leads up to the Capitol in Rome and to the Temple of Jupiter at its summit. The Clivus Capitolinus ("Capitoline Rise") turned sharply at the head of the Forum Romanum where this portico of marble and composite material was discovered and re-erected in 1835.

It was last rebuilt in 367 AD and was thus the last functioning pagan shrine in the Forum (such shrines had been forbidden by law more than a decade earlier). The Portico housed twelve recessed rooms where it is believed the judicial clerks of the Capitoline Assent held their offices.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bum, Robert (1895). Ancient Rome and its neighborhood: an illustrated handbook to the ruins of ... Bell. pp. 58.