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Temple of Tellus

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Brady Kiesling
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Last modified Apr 22, 2024 08:40 AM History
The Temple of Tellus at Rome was located on the Carinae.



There are multiple versions of the temple's origin story. One claims that P. Sempronius Sophus vowed the temple in 268 B.C. during a battle with the Picenes. Another version suggests that the Roman people built the sanctuary. It was located on a portion of the land once owned by Spurius Cassius who had been put to death for the crime of adfectatio regni in 485 B.C. Following Cassius' execution, his house was razed and his lands declared forfeit,

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Jeffrey Becker, and Brady Kiesling, 'Temple of Tellus: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2024 <> [accessed: 14 June 2024]

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