Temple housing cult of the heroes Castor and Pollux.
Reconstructed state: Building as first dedicated on site
Known historical events
|499 BC to 493 BC
||Vowed by the dictator Postumius at the battle of Lake Regillus, variously dated to 499, 496, or 493. Sources: Livy 2.20.12, Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 6.13.
||Dedicated by his son, who was appointed duumvir for this purpose. Cappellacio blocks of podium in opus quadratum survive. Sources: Livy 2.42.5, I. Nielsen, "Castor, Aedes, Templum," LTUR, vol. 1 (Rome 1993) 243.
||Restored by L. Caecilius Metellus Delmaticus with same size as first temple. Sources: Cicero Scaur. 46, Asconius ad Cic. Scaur. 46, Cicero Verr. 2.1.154.
||The praetor Verres charged with restoration of the temple. Sources: Cicero Verr. 2.1.129-134
, Cicero Verr. 2.3.41
, Cicero Verr. 2.5.186.
||Rebuilt by Tiberius; dedicated in name of Tiberius and Drusus. Sources: Suetonius Tib. 20
, Cass. Dio 55.27.4
, Ovid Fast. 1.705-708.
|37 AD to 41 AD
||Caligula makes temple the vestibule of his palace.
|41 AD to 54 AD
||Claudius returns temple to its original use.
|100 AD to 200 AD
||Tribunal on facade suppressed and replaced by broad staircase sometime before the Severan Marble Plan. Sources: I. Nielsen, "Castor, Aedes, Templum," LTUR, vol. 1 (Rome 1993) 245.