Temple of Caesar (Divine Julius)/ Tempio di Cesare (o del Divo Giulio)

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Close to the Temple of Vesta, on the site where the body of murdered Julius Caesar was cremated and where Marcus Antonius pronounced his famous funeral oration, the Senate erected an altar. In 29 b.C. Octavian (Augustus) dedicated a newly built temple (pictured). It was little construction on a podium, decorated with the rostra and containing a colossal statue of Caesar.

newly built temple - Temple of Caesar (Divine Julius)
In the same year, close to the Temple of Caesar, was erected an Arco di Augusto, to honor Augustus's victory at Actium over M. Antonius and Cleopatra.

To the north of the Temple of Vesta and east of the Temple of Caesar (of Divine Julius)/ Tempio di Cesare (o del Divo Giulio) in the Roman Forum/ Forum Romanum (Foro Romano) are remains of the Regia, the residence of Numa Pompilius, the 2nd king of Rome, successor of Romulus. The major part of the ruins is what left after reconstruction of the Regia in 36 b.C. The Regia may have preserved the State archives and the Annales Maximi, written by the Pontifex Maximus, who's official headquarters was here. Only a few ruins remain, including a round altar that was probably built in the place where the funeral pire was arranged.
Temple of Caesar (Divine Julius) facade in the Roman Forum/ Forum Romanum (Foro Romano)
The Temple of Caesar was the only temple to be entirely dedicated to the cult of a Comet (Star) The Comet (Star), upon its appearance some time after Caesar's murder (44 BC), was considered to be the soul of the deified Julius Caesar and the symbol of the "new birth" of Augustus as the unique Roman Ruler and Emperor. Here the account by Pliny with parts of a public speech delivered by Augustus about the Comet, his father Caesar and his own destiny.

The Temple of Caesar or Temple of Divus Iulius (Latin Aedes Divi Iuli or Templum Divi Iuli, Italian Tempio del Divo Giulio) also known as Temple of the Deified Julius Caesar, delubrum, heroon or Temple of the Comet Star.

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Temple of Caesar (Divine Julius)/ Tempio di Cesare (o del Divo Giulio)
Via dei Fori Imperiali (Via in Miranda, 10)
Piazza Santa Maria Nova and Largo della Salara Vecchia
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)/ Rione Celio (Terme di Caracalla) (Roma centro)
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