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Tempio di Giano, Rome

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  • Unfortunately, of the temple of Janus, of its existence, we have only a depiction on the back of a coin of Nero, a two-entry arch. In fact, it's a little bit short, but we know it was closed in times of peace. It is the Octavian Emperor Augustus who, after all his enemies have been defeated, finally celebrates the return of peace to Rome. After almost a hundred years of uninterrupted wars, the entrance doors are closed in the temple dedicated to Janus, located in the Oil Forum. It is an extraordinary event that had previously occurred only on very rare occasions. For the Romans, this had a symbolic value: a new era of peace began. Janus, is among the few exclusively Roman gods, represented with two faces looking in opposite directions, the entrance and exit, the interior and the outside. Rome is the end and the beginning of everything!
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  • Tempio di Giano, or The Temple of Janus, is quite an old temple, dating back to the time when Rome still had kings. In fact it was one of those kings who built it in order, partly, to distract the pop...  more »
  • Janus the Roman God Janus-Archaic-one who looks ahead and behind at the same time § § § § East and West start and finish--the first in the months of the year--Iannarius--January. The temple dedicated to him was the most important in the time of Numa Pompilius. Currently visible remains of columns-imbracate-on the right side of San Nicola in Carcere--Forum Holitorium--with the theatre of Marcellus.
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