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Castor, Aedes
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.
484 BC 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.
117 BC 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.
74 BC 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.
6 AD 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.