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4 09, 2017

Castor and Pollux – Roman religion

By |2019-03-05T21:01:16-07:00September 4th, 2017|Greeks, Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Castor and Pollux - the Dioscuri - on a votive plaque from Tarentum in southern Italy Who are Castor and Pollux? Castor and Pollux were originally Greek gods, but when the Romans were fighting the Etruscans in 496 BC, the Roman soldiers saw visions of Castor and Pollux fighting on their side. Who were the Etruscans? More [...]

28 08, 2017

Temple of Castor and Pollux – Roman forum

By |2018-04-24T23:44:28-07:00August 28th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

These three columns are what is left of the Roman temple of Castor and Pollux in the Forum The Temple of Castor and Pollux is at one end of the Roman forum, near the Arch of Septimius Severus. During the battle of Lake Regillus against the Etruscans, in 496 BC, some people said they had seen the [...]