Forum of Augustus

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  • Forum of Augustus
    • Layout of Cae's forum
      • Porticoes of collonades in hellenrstic style. temple dedicated to Venus genetrix
    • Layout
      • Encircled on 3 sides by 24 columns of carrara marble
      • Statues of Venus, Divus Iulius and Mars
        • Niches contained statues of 108 summi viri
          • right hemicycle Romulus with Spolia opimum
            • Great military skills and good general
          • Left statue of Aeneas and Alban kings
            • links to his piety, Aug descended from him
      • Centerpeice was temple of Mars Ultor
        • Statues of Venus, Divus Iulius and Mars
          • Niches contained statues of 108 summi viri
            • right hemicycle Romulus with Spolia opimum
              • Great military skills and good general
            • Left statue of Aeneas and Alban kings
              • links to his piety, Aug descended from him
      • indent because he couldnt buy whole land
      • 2nd portico has shield of Jupiter
        • Hellenestic  style
          • Alexander
          • Like the erecthion
    • Vowed by Aug in 42BC after Phillipi, completed in 2BC
      • Negotations made it take a long time
        • indent because he couldnt buy whole land
        • Not a tyrant
      • Celebrates Aug
        • Huge statue of Aug in triumphal chariot w/ 'pater patria'
          • He is at the centre of summi viri, implies that he is the best
      • Purposes
        • Coming of age ceremonies
        • Senate meet to decide triumphs and wars
        • army leaves and comes back here

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