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Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
Titus Aurelius Fulvius Boionius Arrius Antoninus was born around 86 A.D. to a distinguished family. After a typical senatorial career, he made a name for himself as proconsul of Asia. He was adopted as Emperor Hadrian's heir in February 138 A.D. and succeeded soon after. His reign was long and peaceful, a Golden Age of tranquility and prosperity. He died in 161 A.D., leaving Marcus Aurelius as his successor.
|The Temple of Antoninus andis an ancient Roman temple in , adapted as a Roman Catholic , Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda. It is in the Romanum, on the Via Sacra, opposite the Regia. The temple was begun by in 141 and was initially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, the Elder. When was deified after his death in 161 AD, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and at the instigation of his successor, . The ten monolithic Corinthian columns of its pronaos are 17 metres high. The rich bas-reliefs of the under the , of garlanded griffons and candelabri, were often copied from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.|