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Ara Pacis

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The Ara Pacis, Ara Pacis Augustae, or the "Altar of Augustan Peace" is an altar and monument commissioned by the Senate and People of Rome in 13BCE to honor the emperor Augustus' conquests in Hispania and Gaul. The altar's construction marked an era of implied peace and prosperity, as indicated by its dedication to the Pax, the Roman goddess of…

The Ara Pacis or Altar of Peace

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The Ara Pacis, or Altar of Peace, was a piece commissioned by the Senate and people of Rome, commemorating the success of Augustus during his battles in Spain and Gaul. The depictions on the altar represent Augustus' vision of ushering in a new era of peace and prosperity.