Temple of Concord

  • Ancient Rome
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Dating to perhaps the 1st Century BC, various versions of The Temple of Concord have existed within Rome. Dedicated to The Goddess Concordia (Reconciliation) – it was meant to symbolize the renewed harmony between Romes Plebian and Patrician Classes (constantly in disagreement over Laws and Governing). Rebuilt as a cause of War, re-planning and political motivations, The Temple of Concord by the 8th Century AD was in a poor state. By 1450 AD, it was razed (torn down). Today only a few pieces of marble and it's foundation ''footprint'' are all that exists.


Drawings show The Temple show it an example of Roman Republican construction. It's Marble foundation base was possible 150-feet in length, with a Portico framed by (8) massive columns. Statues were placed copiously throughout the structure (some of dedicated Gods, other of Emperor and related personages). At one point in it's History, The Temple became one of the first ''Museums'' in Rome – which showcased various pieces of Art.