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Goddess Temple

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On this day in 46 BC, Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to the goddess Venus Genetrix (Venus as mother), the goddess Roman religion held had founded his family line. Three columns of the temple are still standing today, all of which date to a later reonstruction by the Emperor Domition. One day they too will inevitably return to dust.

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