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ShaKri asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

MAGRIPPALFCOSTERTIVMFECIT - Written on the Pantheon in Rome. What does it mean?

I was in Rome recently and found the text - MAGRIPPALFCOSTERTIVMFECIT - which was on the Pantheon. Does anyone know what that means?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "M. AGRIPPA L. F. COS. TERTIUM. FECIT"

    which, translated into English, is:

    "M(arcus) Agrippa, son (F) of Lucius (L), Consul (COS) for the third time (Tertium), built this."

    However, taken at face value, the inscription is misleading. Agrippa did indeed build the first Pantheon ("Temple to all the gods") in Rome, in the year we now call 25 BC. His temple was destroyed by fire in 80 AD, but was rebuilt by the emperor Domitian. This second pantheon burned in 110 AD. The emperor Hadrian rebuilt the temple during the period from 118 to 128 AD. Hadrian, a quite modest man (at least by Roman standards), never had his name inscribed on any of his buildings. In the case of the Pantheon, he honored Agrippa, the building of the first pantheon, by repeating the inscription that appeared on the original temple.

    Source(s): It's someone's explanation from the following website: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/romanian_to_english/othe...
    • Very good explanation. Mainly about Hadrian. SEE at Street View: https://goo.gl/maps/eJaFD7YEZvpuarsW6

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    The Pantheon In Rome

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    4 years ago

    Pantheon Meaning

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    5 years ago

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    MAGRIPPALFCOSTERTIVMFECIT - Written on the Pantheon in Rome. What does it mean?

    I was in Rome recently and found the text - MAGRIPPALFCOSTERTIVMFECIT - which was on the Pantheon. Does anyone know what that means?

    Thanks.

    Source(s): magrippalfcostertivmfecit written pantheon rome mean: https://tr.im/zBpLs
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  • 3 years ago

    Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius Consul for the third time built this. is what MAGRIPPALFCOSTERTIVMFECIT means.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    M(arcus) Agrippa, son (F) of Lucius (L), Consul (COS) for the third time (Tertium), built this

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