Castor temple

The Aedes Castoris, also called the Castor temple, is a temple at the Roman Forum in Rome, which was dedicated to the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of the god Zeus and Leda.

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The Aedes Castoris, also called the Castor temple, is a temple at the Roman Forum in Rome, which was dedicated to the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of the god Zeus and Leda.

It is one of the oldest temples in the forum and, according to ancient tradition, was built in 499 or 496 BCE, and was inaugurated in 484 BCE. In the form preserved today, it was rebuilt under Emperor Augustus and consecrated in the name of Tiberius and his late brother Drusus as part of the redesign of the forum in 6 CE.

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