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Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace)

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Originally located on the Campus Martius, the Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustus Peace) is a commemorative monument for the wars fought by Augustus and Marcus Agrippa. Since its discovery, the monument was reassembled in its current location at the Museum of the Ara Pacis, not far from where it originally stood. The exterior of the structure is…

Augustus of Prima Porta

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This is a full-length portrait bust of Augustus Ceasar dressed in full military garb. It was discovered at the Villa Suburbana, the home of Augustus' wife Livia in Prima Porta, in 1863. It now resides in the Braccio Nuovo of the Vatican Museums. The Curiass (chest plate) illustrates Augustus' most significant diplomatic achievement, the return of…

Commodus as Hercules

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This portrait bust illustrates Commodus, son of Marcus Aurelius, as Hercules. It was discovered in the underground chambers of the Horti Lamiani (Lamian Gardens) on top of the Esquiline Hill in 1874. Now located in the Capitoline Museums, the bust was presumably commissioned in AD ~192 by Commodus. In it, Commodus is adorned with elements of…

The Pantheon

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An architectural feat for its time, the Pantheon was unlike any other temple in that it combines the traditional frontal aspects of a temple with a round, domed interior. Rebuilt three times over the years, The Pantheon was initially built by Marcus Agrippa in BC 29-19 on the Campus Martius but was destroyed by a fire in 80 CE. Domitian then…

Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constantine is a Triumphant Arch commemorating Constantine's victory over Maxentius in a civil war and his long reign. The Roman Senate erected it in AD 315 in his honor next to the Colosseum and along the road of The Via Triumphalis (Triumphal Procession). The Procession began in the Campus Martius and culminated at the Temple of…

Trajan's Column

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Trajan's Column is a victory monument that was dedicated to Emperor Trajan by the Senate after his victory over the Dacians. The column stands in the center of Trajan's forum, within what was the greater Roman forum [it was not in the actual Forum, it was next to the Basilica, which was itself next to the Forum]. Likely built by Apollodorus of…