Temple of Mars Ultor, Forum of Augustus, Rome, Italy

2 BCE ca.;20-2 BCE
The Temple of Mars Ultor is located in the Forum of Augustus, and was dedicated to Mars the Avenger by Augustus in fulfillment of his vow to avenge the death of his adoptive father Caesar. The temple was peripteral and had Corinthian columns 17.68 meters (58 feet) high. The walls were of peperino stone, faced with thin slabs of Luna marble. It stood in front of the Quirinal Hill in a peribolos surrounded by a wall 30.48 meters (100 feet) high, of peperino stone and ornamented with niches for statues. The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment. Keywords: Italy, Roma, Rome, Roman Forum, Foro Romano, Mediterranean.