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in Rome, built by Domitian, was dedicated by Nerva in ad 97. It converted the Argiletum, which approached the forum Romanum between the forum Augustum and the temple of Peace (see templum pacis), into a monumental avenue. At the east, against the south exedra of the forum Augustum, stood a temple to Minerva, Domitian's patron goddess; reliefs illustrating her cult and legends decorated the marble frieze and attic of the precinct wall, divided into shallow bays by detached marble columns. Traffic from the bustling Subura district entered through a curved monumental portico, south of the temple; at the western end was a monumental arch.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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