The temple as it appears today. Despite the giving way of the ground, you can have an impression of grandeur when you get close to the site. The construction, which dates from the end of the IInd century is showing a Republican austerity. Influenced by the Etruscans, the Romans used to build rectangular temples, perched on a high podium. The real name of this temple might be the temple of Portunus dedicated to the god of rivers and harbours.

In the Rome of the Cæsars, the temple was erected between two porticoes. It turns its back to the forum Boarium.

The Flower Market( Portunium ) was quite close to one of the porticoes of the temple of Human Fortune.