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Temple of 'Jupiter the Stayer' found: Romulus started cult to god who made Romans unstoppable
Gazzettadelsud ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 03/11/2013 7:48:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The temple built by Romulus to celebrate the hand of Jupiter giving Roman troops their unstoppable force has been found at the foot of the Palatine Hill, Italian archaeologists say. The ruins of the shrine to Jupiter Stator (Jupiter the Stayer), believed to date to 750 BC, were found by a Rome University team led by Andrea Carandini. "We believe this is the temple that legend says Romulus erected to the king of the gods after the Romans held their ground against the furious Sabines fighting to get their women back after the famous Rape (abduction)," Carandini said in the Archeologia Viva (Living Archaeology) journal. According to myth, Romulus founded Rome in 753 BC and the wifeless first generation of Roman men raided nearby Sabine tribes for their womenfolk, an event that has been illustrated in art down the centuries. Carandini added: "It is also noteworthy that the temple appears to be shoring up the Palatine, as if in defence". Rome's great and good including imperial families lived on the Palatine, overlooking the Forum. Long after its legendary institution by Romulus, the cult of Jupiter the Stayer fuelled Roman troops in battle, forging the irresistible military might that conquered most of the ancient known world. In the article in Archeologia Viva, Carandini's team said they might also have discovered the ruins of the last Palatine house Julius Caesar lived in - the one he left on the Ides of March, 44BC, on his way to death in the Senate.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; juliuscaesar; jupiterstator; jupiterthestayer; palatinehill; romanempire; romulus; sabinewomen
IUPPITER STATOR IN PALATIO RITROVATO? IUPPITER STATOR IN PALATIO RITROVATO?

1 posted on 03/11/2013 7:48:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2013/03/temple-of-jupiter-stator-discovered-in.html


2 posted on 03/11/2013 7:48:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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3 posted on 03/11/2013 7:49:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Interesting.

I was blessed to be able to finally see Rome a few years ago and was amazed to see that the Roman Senate building is still standing.

I was miffed that the tour group traipsed right past such a historic place without so much as a peak inside.

Thought about lagging behind to get a look, but didn't want to get separated from the group.

The tour was like being in the Foreign Legion.... "March or Die!"

4 posted on 03/11/2013 7:55:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

“The stayer”. Must lose something in the translation.


5 posted on 03/11/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Maybe it’s “the gayer”.


6 posted on 03/11/2013 8:19:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Looking at the size of that package, maybe the Romans were over compensating for a certain, ah, deficiency.


7 posted on 03/11/2013 8:23:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Jupiter Who Standeth Fast.


8 posted on 03/11/2013 8:49:14 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

“Like a stone wall.”


9 posted on 03/11/2013 9:08:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DManA

A “stayer” is someone who makes bras and girdles.


10 posted on 03/11/2013 9:09:31 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: DManA

Colloquial is “Stand and Fight!”


11 posted on 03/11/2013 9:13:41 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: SunkenCiv

12 posted on 03/11/2013 9:14:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: DManA

Maybe it was a really cold day.

Shrinkage.


13 posted on 03/12/2013 12:57:12 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: BenLurkin
I was blessed to be able to finally see Rome a few years ago and was amazed to see that the Roman Senate building is still standing. I was miffed that the tour group traipsed right past such a historic place without so much as a peak inside.

The existing Senate building in the forum only dates from the 1930's or so. Over the history of Rome, the original Curia has been destroyed and re-built many times.

When Julius Caesar was assassinated, the Senate was meeting in the Theater of Pompey, north of the Capitoline hill on the Field of Mars (Campus Martius).

14 posted on 03/12/2013 1:17:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Sherman Logan

Just had taken a quick dip in the chilly Tiber?


15 posted on 03/12/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

:’) Some current relatives are kinda like that.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 7:22:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin

There’s also a spot in Rome where people still lay flowers, it’s the place where Julius Caesar was cremated, a place of a huge gathering of people with an enormous outpouring of grief back at the time.


17 posted on 03/12/2013 7:23:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: bunkerhill7; Argus; BenLurkin; DManA

Stand your ground.


18 posted on 03/12/2013 7:25:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: JoeProBono

See, that’s the kind of thing that made Rome hang on so long.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 7:46:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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