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Items tagged "Marcus Agrippa": 2

Ara Pacis, South Frieze

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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…

Pantheon

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The Pantheon was originally commissioned during a building campaign on the Campus Martius, in order to function as a temple to all of the Roman gods. It was later rebuilt by Hadrian after being destroyed by a series of fires. The Latin inscription on the entablature of the structure pays homage to Agrippa, who was instrumental in the construction…