Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus (86-161 CE) became emperor in 138 CE at the death of his adoptive father Hadrian.
Antoninus Pius generally followed a conservative line. He avoided unnecessary military adventures and he took great care to leave a healthy economy to his successors. His building activities were mostly limited to finishing the projects left by Hadrian.
Antoninus’ wife Faustina died a few years after his rise to power, and she was deified by the senate and a temple build in her honour on the Forum Romanum. This temple was reconsecrated to them both after the death and deification of Antoninus.
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