Cultus Apollinis

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Leto was joined in love with Zeus who holds the aegis, and bore Apollon and Artemis delighting in arrows, children lovely above all the sons of Heaven.
-Hesiod, Theogony 920

In 430 BCE, the Temple of Apollo Medicus was dedicated to Apollo on account of a plague. Located near the Theater of Marcellus, three fluted white marble Corinthian columns of this temple were re-erected in modern times. Fragments of this temple are found in the Montemartini Museum.

During the Second Punic War in 212 BCE, the Ludi Apollinares were instituted in his honor.

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