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Res Gestae of the Monumentum Ancyranum (Temple of Augustus at Ankara)

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This marble inscription at the Temple of Augustus in Ankara (modern day Turkey) is the best preserved and probably best known extant version of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti, one of various, identical inscriptions found in remnants across the Roman Empire. The Res Gestae was a first-person, propagandizing testament of Augustus his life and political…

Ara Pacis (Altar of Augustan Peace)

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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…