Roman Republic

Rome in the Early Republic (509 - 241 BC)

Temple of Ceres, Liber and Libera (493 BC)

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Temple of Ceres, Liber and Libera

According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, in 493 BC, the consul Spurius Cassius Vecellinus:

  1. “... dedicated the temple of Ceres, Liber and Libera, which stands at the end of the Circus Maximus, being erected directly above the starting-places:

  2. Aulus Postumius, the dictator [above] had vowed this temple in the name of the State when he had been on the point of engaging the army of the Latins [at Lake Regillus];

  3. after the victory, the Senate had decreed that this temple should be built entirely out of the spoils; and

  4. the work was now completed”, (‘Roman Antiquities’, 6: 94: 3).