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Temple of Minerva (Aventine)

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The Temple of Minerva was a temple on the summit of the Aventine Hill in Rome, next to the Temple of Diana. It is now completely disappeared, but the Forma Urbis Romae confirms its appearance as a peripteral hexastyle on a different orientation to the Temple of Diana.

It was the centre of the craft guilds in general and (by the end of the 3rd century BC) the writers' and actors' guilds in particular. In 123 BC Gaius Gracchus and his supporters tried in vain to seek refuge in the temple during their flight from Rome.

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