Leaf 47 - De Venere Genitrice Et De Eius Templo In Foro Caesaris (Ad Hortos Paft Templum SS Casmi Et Damiani)
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Temple of Venus Genetrix.
Gaius Julius Caesar, 100 BC – 44 BC
The Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar. The Forum of Caesar is also referred to as the Forum Julium. Caesar envisioned the temple of Venus Genetrix on the eve of the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC. He had already begun funding the building of a forum in 54 BC. Venus Genetrix was the mythical ancestor to the Julian line and is considered the goddess of motherhood. Both temple and forum were dedicated in 46 BC, but the forum was completed at a later date by Augustus. All that remain standing of the temple today are 3 tall pillars.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page titles in Italian: Tempio di Venere Genitrice Nel foro di Cesare.
Leaf 47 Recto and Verso
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper
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