Ara Pacis

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1. What procession of people is not seen on the frieze?

  • The Julian-Claudian family with respectfully bowed heads
  • The Roman Army
  • Men, women and children seen in formal togas
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2. What is the translation of 'Ara Pacis'?

  • Altar of Peace
  • Augustus's Altar
  • Temple of Augustus

3. Why was the Ara Pacis built?

  • Augustus had defeated the Maritime Gauls and Pacified the Alps
  • Celebrate social development
  • Show the Parthians returning the lost eagles

4. What female can be seen on one the panels and what is she holding?

  • Eirene- God of peace- is holding Ploutos- God of wealth to show the relationship between peace and prosperity
  • Roma- the female symbol of Rome- is holding a cornucopia and sitting on military equipment to show peace
  • Mother earth is holding a young child to show how Augustus nurtured the plebians of Rome

5. What was depicted at the bottom of the Ara Pacis?

  • Parthians returning the lost eagles
  • Blooming flowers and crops
  • Fallen Gallic Troops


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