Temple of Minerva Medica
- For the well-preserved ruin from the 4th century, see Temple of Minerva Medica (nymphaeum).
The temple of Minerva Medica (akin to the temple of Apollo Medicus) was a temple in ancient Rome, built on the Esquiline Hill in the Republican era, though no remains of it have been found. Since the 17th century, it has been wrongly identified with the ruins of a nymphaeum on a nearby site, on account of the erroneous impression that the Athena Giustiniani had been found in its ruins.
Its position in the regionary catalogue, between the campus Viminalis and the temple of Isis Patricia, points to a site in the northern part of Region V. But hundreds of votive offerings, including one in which the temple is attested, were discovered in the Via Curva (the modern Via Carlo Botta), just west of the Via Merulana, and this may be the better location. Some tuff walls, resembling ritual trenches known as favissae were also found there.
- Cicero, De divinatione II.123: sine medico medicinam dabit Minerva, and CIL VI.10133, 30980.
- HJ 360; LS III.158‑161.
- Samuel Ball Platner (1904). The Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome. Allyn and Bacon. pp. 440–.
- Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma 1887:154‑156, 192‑200; 1888: 124‑125; Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts, Romische Abteilung. Bullettino dell'Istituto archeologico germanico, Sezione romana 1889: 278; Jordan 353; Rosch. II.2989; Cons. 305‑312
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