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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Rome 668

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the Forum stood the “temple of Castor and Pollux” of which three beautiful parian [sic] marble columns are yet standing, fluted, with Corinthian Cap’s and covered with a block of entabliture [sic] (as shown in the photo “Arch of Severus” on the right beyond the column of Phocas)-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This piece of the temple, just enough to show what might have been the original, is to me one of the most interesting of all- as it was originally erected B.C. 496 after a victory over the Latins at lake Regilus. It was subsequently “re-erected” by Tiberius and I am anxious to know if these columns have ever been overthrown. At any rate they are the original blocks, the original architecture, and we have no three-columns in America that will stand as firmly as they have stood-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The despoilers of the middle ages, built, used the material of the ancient edifices to build their Palaces and churches and no one now can tell how much they pulled down.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Inundations of barbarian hordes, and the earthquakes have doubtless caused the most of the ruin-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Few spots in the world have a history like this Forum which has witnessed the legal and political development of every

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Basilica of Constantine-]

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