Ara Pacis

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1. Why was the Ara Pacis built?

  • Show the Parthians returning the lost eagles
  • Augustus had defeated the Maritime Gauls and Pacified the Alps
  • Celebrate social development
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2. What procession of people is not seen on the frieze?

  • The Roman Army
  • Men, women and children seen in formal togas
  • The Julian-Claudian family with respectfully bowed heads

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

  • 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
  • Eirene- God of peace- is holding Ploutos- God of wealth to show the relationship between peace and prosperity

4. What is the translation of 'Ara Pacis'?

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

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

  • Augustus
  • Mother Earth
  • Athena
  • Apollo


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