Temple of Mars Ultor

The Temple of Mars Ultor was a sanctuary in Ancient Rome, dedicated in 2 BC to the god Mars.[1] It was founded by Emperor Augustus in the Forum of Augustus.[2] If still in use by the 4th-century, the temple would have been closed during the persecution of pagans in the late Roman Empire, when the Christian Emperors issued edicts prohibiting non-Christian worship.


  1. ^ Lucrezia Ungaro, "Foro di Augusto", in I luoghi del consenso imperiale. Foro di Augusto. Foro di Traiano. Introduzione storico topografica (catalogo mostra), Roma 1995
  2. ^ John W. Stamper (16 February 2005). The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire. Cambridge University Press. pp. 132–. ISBN 978-0-521-81068-5.