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Ara Pacis

A photo of the altar Ara Pacis in Rome.

Ara Pacis, South Frieze

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Ara Pacis, South Frieze

On the south frieze of the Ara Pacis, a barbarian child is seen gripping the toga of Marcus Agrippa. This child was commonly identified as Gaius, however there are multiple barbarian signifiers, such as a the hair, diadem, and tunic. The presence of barbarians on the Ara Pacis demonstrates the ability of Augustus (and Marcus Agrippa) to bring…

Ara Pacis, North Frieze

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A depiction of a ceremonial procession on the north side of the Ara Pacis which includes a northern barbarian child. Housed in the Museum of the Ara Pacis.

Barbarian Child on the Ara Pacis

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The Are Pacis, or the Altar of Augustan Peace, was constructed in the 1st century BC in order to commemorate Augustus's journeys to Gaul and Hispania. Originally, the two young boys on the Ara Pacis were declared to be Gaius and Lucius Caesar, but they are now believed to be barbarian children.

Ara Pacis

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Altar of Peace made to celebrate Emperor Augustus after his campaigns in Gaul and Hispania as well as his right-hand man, Agrippa's, campaigns. It depicts mythological scenes with the imperial family, who for the first time, were so included on a public monument. It was on the Via Flaminia but now is moved a bit in the Museum of the Ara Pacis.

The Ara Pacis or Altar of Peace

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Ara Pacis (Altar of Augustan Peace)

The Ara Pacis Augustae is a religious and civic monument, constructed under Augustus' reign to commemorate the Augustan era and his sociopolitical achievements as 'princeps'. The altar is formally dedicated to the goddess Pax, the Roman personified deity of Peace. Constructed as a traditional open-air altar, it notably features a selection of…

Ara Pacis Friezes

The friezes of the Ara Pacis commemorate the Augustan Peace by using visual language that support Augustan ideals. These two particular friezes incorporate barbarians and indicate the peace that has come between Rome and its neighbors after Augustus' and Agrippa's military conquests. The barbarians are depicted side by side with Roman royalty and…