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Tempio di Ercole Vincitore, Rome

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  • The temple dedicated to a rich producer of oil in the 2nd century BC to Hercules Victor also protector of mills, has come down to us almost intact because in ancient times was converted into a church. The grounds are sloppy and often constitute a refuge for stragglers. Tourists, attracted by the nearby Bocca della verità, often pass over without realizing you have in front of a monument with a history of 22 centuries.
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  • Known as the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, is dedicated to Hercules. Preserved very well, with the picturesque round shape, must see.
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  • On the banks of the Tiber natural basin that provided the first commercial port within the city, at the cattle market frequented by merchants from all over were situated the Temple of portunus, tutelary of the port Tiberinus. By far the most important presence was still represented by the figure of Hercules, the hero traveler from the adventurous life, from Magna Greece arrives on the banks of the Tiber where will accomplish some of his most impressive feats. The legend, contained in the works of various authors Clivio, Dionysius, Virgil), says that the God comes in the area of the Forum boarium, coming from the fabulous island of Erizia and create a colony. The area where the Temple of Hercules is currently with the appearance after the great demolition of 1939, which included, in addition to the destruction of numerous medieval buildings and modern, also a significant decrease in the level of the square outside. The Temple of Hercules was built upon a long artificial embankment, built in the first half of the 2nd century BC to defend the market area from recurring floods of the river. The Temple of Hercules Victor is circular in shape, and was built towards the end of the second century from Hermodoros of Salamis, Greek architect. Through the intercession of Hercules, the Roman shipowner Herennius was saved from pirates and decided to allocate part of its substances to the cult of Hercules for which he built a temple in the Forum boarium. Ercole Olivario name by which the building is shown, you have such a popular use derived from olive oil business which was evidently devoted the munificent founder. The Temple of Hercules, is one of the few old buildings of the town entirely preserved, rests on a podium of Tuff blocks of Grotta Oscura, who in their arrangement still show in part the development of the circular staircase that ran around the building itself. the annular corridor surrounding the cell was covered with a coffered ceiling, as some fragments found during the excavations. The cella of the temple, accessible by a high door that opens to the East (towards the point where was located the ancient porta Trigemina, has the wall formed by blocks of pentelic Marble travertine slabs from outside and inside, In 1140 is mentioned as the Church and 500 in the mid-' the Church assumed the new title of s. Maria del Sole perhaps following the discovery of a dedicatory inscription referring to the God Mithra (Sun lnvicto)
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  • An amazing piece of artwork. It could have been maintained well. City should provide a guide here too.
  • 2nd century BC, oldest marble building in the city. Cult of Hercules is due to proximity to Circus Maximus, which appealed to athletes.
  • An interesting Roman temple.
  • Impressive building right beside the Tiber river
  • Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!