Foro di Augusto (Augustus' Forum)


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To the south of the House of the Knights of Rhodes is the Forum of Augustus, the second of the Imperial Fora chronologically (inaugurated in 2 BC). The dominant feature here was the Temple of Mars Ultor ('the avenger'), built to commemorate the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, in which Augustus (then called Octavian) avenged Caesar's death. Three marble columns of the temple are visible on the right side, as is the towering tufa firewall behind it, built to protect the Imperial space from the Suburra slum district just beyond.

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Foro di Augusto (Augustus' Forum) details

Via IV Novembre 94

Area Rome

Transport Bus 40Exp, 60Exp, 64, 70, 117, 170.

Telephone 679 1620

Open (lower site only as this guide went to press; access from piazza della Madonna di Loreto) 9am-2pm (last entry 1pm) Tue-Sun.

Admission (lower site) €3.

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