Antoninus PiusRoman Emperor (138-161 CE) Romans / Historical Persons
Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus (86-161 CE) became emperor in 138 CE at the death of his adoptive father Hadrian.
Antoninus Pius generally followed a conservative line. He avoided unnecessary military adventures and he took great care to leave a healthy economy to his successors. His building activities were mostly limited to finishing the projects left by Hadrian.
Antoninus' wife Faustina died a few years after his rise to power, and she was deified by the senate and a temple build in her honour on the Forum Romanum. This temple was reconsecrated to them both after the death and deification of Antoninus.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums, Campidoglio, Rome, Italy (2 photographs - prints not available )
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA (2 photographs - prints not available )
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark (1 photograph - prints not available )
- Chiaromonti Collection, Vatican Museums, Vatican City State (1 photograph - prints not available )
- Faustina the Elder - Roman Empress, Wife of Antoninus Pius (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Forum Romanum - The Roman Forum was the political and religious centre in ancient Rome (Rome, Italy)
- Hadrian - Roman Emperor (117-138 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Lucius Verus - Roman Emperor (161-169 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Marcus Aurelius - Roman Emperor (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Temple of Antoninus and Faustina - Temple dedicated to deified Faustina the Elder and Antoninus Pius (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Hadrian's Villa - Luxurious imperial villa from the first century CE (Tivoli, Lazio, Italy)
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