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The Capitoline Hill, looking from roughly the direction of the Aventine Hill.
Foremost in this view is the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus (Jupiter Optimus Maximus). Across the dip between the two peaks, called the asylum, lies the Arx with its Temple of Juno Moneta, functioning both as temple to the queen of the gods and as the cityís mint.
Aside from the Temples of Jupiter and Juno, there are other minor temples, not all of which I can identify. These smaller temples would dedicated to gods such as Minerva, the archaic deity called Veovis, possibly Mars and others.
To the very left of the picture one can make out the large Theatre of Marcellus on the banks of the Tiber. Let the eye wander upward from there and you find the Porticus of Octavia with its twin temples to Jupiter and Juno and next the Porticus of Balbunis, which was attached to the Theatre of Balbinus. Almost directly above the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, on the top edge of the image, is the Saepta Julia, the voting pen.
In the upper right hand corner of the picture you find the Temple of Trajan, the Basilica Ulpia and one corner of Trajanís Forum.
In the lower left corner lies the Forum Romanum.

Looking at the Capitoline Hill from the direction of the Forum.
From this view one can make out the distinct dip (the asylum) between the two peaks of the Capitoline quite well.
Beyond the hill the views extend into the Campus Martius. Immediately behind the Temple Of Juno one can make out the Theatre of Balbus and its large portico.
At the upper right hand corner of the picture one can just make out the small temples at the end of the Portico of Pompey.
Meanwhile beneath the Capitoline, in the lower part of the image lies the Forum, the right hand side, the Imperial Fora.


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