Temple of Quirinus

3d model and reconstruction

Temple of Quirinus

The Temple of Quirinus is depicted on a relief dating to the 2nd century BC; the reconstruction, however, refers to the temple reconstructed during the age of Augustus.

The definition of the monument on an urban scale is ideal for bird’s eye views, particularly spectacular in this area which includes the most famous monuments in the ancient city.

Apart from the images in the viewer, on request, it is possible to have videos or other images from different perspectives.

Available multimedia materials:

  • videos
  • images
  • text

Are you interested in Media content on the Temple of Quirinus?

Short history of

Temple of Quirinus

The Temple of Quirinus was built in 290 B.C. by Consul Lucius Papirius Cursor to celebrate the victory against the Sannites in 293 B.C. There is a depiction of this temple dating to the archaic period on a relief which today is kept in the museum of Palazzo Massimo alle Terme where it is identified as Tuscanic building whose front was decorated with the scene of Romulus and Remus receiving the auspices for the foundation of Rome.

The building probably stood near the tomb of Quirinus, where there already was an altar or a temple.

The temple was then restored during the age of Augusts, in 16 AD, and Vitruvius described it as a Doric prostyle optastyle temple with two rows of colums and surrounded by an arcade. The day of its inauguration, the 29th of June, became the new feast of Quirinus.