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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…

Barbarian Child on the Ara Pacis

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The Are Pacis, or the Altar of Augustan Peace, was constructed in the 1st century BC in order to commemorate Augustus's journeys to Gaul and Hispania. Originally, the two young boys on the Ara Pacis were declared to be Gaius and Lucius Caesar, but they are now believed to be barbarian children.

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…

Ara Pacis Friezes

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The friezes of the Ara Pacis commemorate the Augustan Peace by using visual language that support Augustan ideals. These two particular friezes incorporate barbarians and indicate the peace that has come between Rome and its neighbors after Augustus' and Agrippa's military conquests. The barbarians are depicted side by side with Roman royalty and…