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eros et thanatos


eros et thanatos

It is probable that after the horti Agrippinae and the horti Domitiae were united, the whole park was called horti Neronis.
Samuel Ball Platner, The Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1904), p. 490.

Eros et Thanatos Ichnographia Campi Martii

In the Vatican valley presides the Templum Martis, the Temple of Mars.

Mars, father of Romulus and primogenitor of the Roman people, god of war, of husbandry, of shepherds, and of seers, finds sanctuary within a well-endowed temple along the axis of life.




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