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Statue of Augustus as Pontificus [JWO: Pontfiex] Maximus (Via Labicana Augustus)

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The Statue of Augustus as Pontifex Maximus was created around 12BCE and depicts Augustus as "Pontifex Maxumus" or the high priest of Rome. This is significant as it indicates how Augustus wanted to be viewed, as not only the military and ruling head of the empire, but the spiritual one as well. We can tell he is attempting to be shown as the high…