Ara Pacis

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1. Why were the stories of the founding of Rome including Romulus and Remus and Roman Kings included?

  • Show Augustus had restored the republic
  • To show how Rome was being reborn
  • Augustus claimed he was a descendant from Romulus and Remus
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2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Who can be seen on the front of the Ara Pacis ?

  • Augustus
  • Mother Earth
  • Athena
  • Apollo


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