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Ara Pacis

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The Altar of Peace was commissioned by the Roman Senate to commemorate Augustus' return to Rome after an extensive military campaign in the western portion of the empire and the establishment of the Pax Romana (also known as the Pax Augusta). The monument, officially dedicated to the goddess Pax, depicts Augustus, his general Agrippa, and two of…

Ara Pacis

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The Ara Pacis, also known as the Altar to Augustan Peace, was built in honor of the god Pax as Augustus returned from conquest. Currently situated in North West Rome, the elaborately inscribed Altar was built on the banks of the Tiber River in 13 AD [just off the Via Flaminia, and was completed in 9 BC]. The Ara Pacis depicts several images ranging…

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…

Ara Pacis Augustae

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The Ara Pacis Augustae or Altar of the Augustan Peace is a shrine build in celebration of the return of Augustus in 13 BCE from his campaigns in Spain and Gaul. The marble structure, which once stood on northeastern corner of the Campus Martius, today is housed in a renewed setting designed by Richard Meier. Originally it was intended as an…

The Ara Pacis Augustae ( The Altar of Augustan Peace)

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The Ara Pacis Augustae is a ceremonial altar dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of peace. It consists of the actual altar itself, surrounded by a tall enclosure. It was meant to celebrate the successful military campaigns of both the Emperor Augustus in the West and his right-hand man, Agrippa, in the East. The altar was originally situated in the…

Pantheon

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The Pantheon that stands today was completed in 125 AD by the emperor Hadrian, though this building was actually the third Pantheon built. The inscription on the front reads, "Marcus Agrippa, thrice consul, made this," Marcus Agrippa being the original architect of the first Pantheon in 27-25 BC. The dome of the Pantheon is its greatest technical…

Pantheon

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Thought to be a temple to all the gods, the Pantheon in its current structure was built in the Campus Martius by Emperor Hadrian in the early second century A.D. It was constructed on the site of a similar structure built by Agrippa during the rule of Augustus, hence the inscription mentioning Agrippa. The architecture showcases the Romans mastery…

The Pantheon

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Originally constructed in the Age of Augustus, Agrippa, the great ancient builder and war strategist, constructed the mausoleum, known as the Pantheon, as a temple dedicated to the many Gods of the polytheistic Roman culture [JWO: no evidence that this was a mausoleum in antiquity]. The original structure burnt down in the year 80 AD, was rebuilt…

The Pantheon

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The current Pantheon sits on the site of two earlier models, the first commissioned during the reign of Emperor Augustus by Marcus Agrippa, and the second by Emperor Domitian. The newest Pantheon was commissioned by Emperor Hadrian and dedicated during AD 126. The building was a public temple, catering to a wide variety of gods that Romans would…

Ara Pacis Augustae, The Altar of Augustan Peace

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The Ara Pacis Augustae was decreed by the Senate on 4 July 13 BC as a celebration of the return of Emperor Augustus from his time abroad in Spain and in Gaul to symbolize the peace that Rome hoped would arise from Augustus' time away. The facade of the altar depicts both Emperor Augustus, Marcus Agrippa and Julia along with young boys of…