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Minerva Chalcidica


Minerva Chalcidica

The temple of Minerva Chalcidica. Domitian is said to have erected a temple to Minerva Chalcidica between the Pantheon and the temple of Isis and Serapis. It is possible that the latter was a restoration of the former, which may have been destroyed in the fire of 80 A.D. The temple of Domitian was standing in the early part of the sixteenth century, but it was destroyed then, and the modern church of S. Maria sopra Minerva was built over part of its foundations. No satisfactory explanation has been found for the epithet Chalcidica. (Platner)




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