Even the emperors became gods, and the Romans also imported gods from other countries. Though it doesn’t look like much, the temples of some of the most important gods were here.Big boats topped with warriors fought it out in the water and were complete down to the live props, like alligators.
Or see the original bronze statue inside the Capitoline Museums.
And each god and goddess had its specialty: Venus was worshipped if you had a problem in love and Janus when there was a change in your life.
Scutum- shield On the left side of the soldier's body was his shield (scutum) used for protection.
It was a semi-circular shield, designed so that any missiles thrown at the soldier would be deflected to one side.
TRAVEL TIP: Go see the temple of the Vestal Virgins in the Forum.
It stands out for the many statues lining its rectangle lawn.
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