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Column of Marcus Aurelius

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius was erected by his successor and son, Commodus. The column has a spiral relief with depictions of battles between the Romans and Germanic tribes with a statue of Marcus Aurelius on top of it (now replaced by St. Paul). The column is very similar to Trajan's column as it was modeled after it. It does however have some…

The Column of Marcus Aurelius

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Standing in Piazza Colonna in Rome, The Column of Marcus Aurelius was erected by Commodus in memory of his father, Marcus Aurelius, around 180 CE. Inspired by the famous Trajan's Column, The Column of Marcus Aurelius represents his successful military campaigns over the Germanic people, the Quadi.

Defeated Barbarians on the Column of Marcus Aurelius

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius was erected to commemorate the victories of Marcus Aurelius over the barbarian tribes of the Danube. It was seen as an imitation of the Trajan's Column, with delicate relief on the outside and staircases inside the column. The Column is currently located in the Campus Martius.

Column of Marcus Aurelius: Close Up of Marcus Aurelius

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A close up image of Marcus Aurelius on the Column of Marcus Aurelius, which was commissioned by Commodus and is located in the Campus Martius.

"Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius"

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Constructed [JWO: perhaps] in 176 AD, the equestrian bronze statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was made to commemorate the success that was the Emperor's defeat of the insurgent Germanic tribes. The equestrian statue, which was originally located at the Lateran in Rome, was moved to the Capitoline Hill, and later the Capitoline Museum,…

Column of Marcus Aurelius

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A victory column, erected by Emperor Commodus to honor Marcus Aurelius' campaign victories to the north of the empire. It is currently located in the Campius Martius in the modern Piazza Colonna.

Triumphal Marcus Aurelius Relief

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The relief depicting the triumphal procession of Marcus Aurelius over the Germanic peoples he fought against is part of a set of three that depict the full procession, taken from the triumphal arch of Marcus Aurelius erected by his son Commodus in 176 AD [JWO: neither builder nor location of this arch is securely known; Marcus died in 180 AD]. The…

Column of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina [You may be confusing this with the base of the lost Column of Antoninus Pius and Faustina]

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina was commissioned by the Emperor Commodus following the death of his father Marcus Aurelius in AD 180. The actual date of erection and the identity of the artist are both unknown, but the design of the column was set to emulate the design of the Column of Trajan, complete with a hollow interior containing a…

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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This bronze statue depicts Marcus Aurelius riding on a horse and is on display in the Capitoline Museum. The Emperor is shown raising his hand, which many have reasoned is a sign of clemency. Furthermore, the horse and attire displays Marcus Aurelius' military prowess. There is also a replica of the statue outside of the museum.

Column of Marcus Aurelius

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Similar to Trajan's Column, the Column of Marcus Aurelias depicts the emperor in an important military victory in the Danubian Wars. In contrast to what we can observe on the Column of Trajan, the troops depicted on the relief are very organized, and the focus is on conquering. Marcus is depicted in the center on a platform high above the people.…