Temple of the Sun (Rome)

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The Temple of the Sun was a temple in the Campus Agrippae in Rome. It was dedicated to Sol Invictus on December 25, 274,[1] by the emperor Aurelian[2] and funded by spoils from his campaign against Palmyra. It was the fourth temple dedicated to him in Rome – the other three were in the Circus Maximus, on the Quirinal and in Trastevere.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manfred Clauss, Die römischen Kaiser - 55 historische Portraits von Caesar bis Iustinian, ISBN 978-3-406-47288-6, p. 250
  2. ^ Aurelius Victor, De Caesaribus 35-7
  3. ^ Hijmans, Steven E (2009), Sol : the sun in the art and religions of Rome (Thesis/dissertation), ISBN 90-367-3931-4 , chapter 5

Bibliography[edit]

  • L. Richardson, jr, A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Baltimore - London 1992. pp. 363–364 ISBN 0801843006
  • M. Clauss, Die römischen Kaiser - 55 historische Portraits von Caesar bis Iustinian, Munich 2010, pp. 241–251, ISBN 978-3-406-47288-6