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Ara pacis
• The Ara Pacis or Altar of Peace is a marble altar which stands in a rectangular space mostly enclosed by marble walls. • The long exterior walls are sculpted to show the procession that probably accompanied the dedication of the altar..
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Ara pacis 2
• Nothing expressed more eloquently the emphasis A. wished to make through his rulership. Here Rome’s traditional past was honoured, a prosperous future was promised, religion was preserved and the Julian dynasty represented as the instigator of all
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Campus Martius
• Found on the outside of the city boundary on the Eastern flood plain of the Tiber River. • Space was plentiful. • Is an example of A. allowing family, friends and notables to be advertised. •
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Campus Martius 2
• At its southern edge, Augustus completed a theatre begun by Caesar, which he dedicated to the memory of his own nephew and son-in-law Marcellus. It was a circular building with 3 storey arches. Two rows of arches still stand, although heavily damag
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Campus Martius 3
• At the north end of the Campus, Augustus built a circular Mausoleum for himself and his family, which was finished in 28BC and was Rome’s biggest standing building at 40m high and was topped with a statue of the pinceps.
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Virgil
- The Aenid (Trojan War and foundation of Julian Family) is modelled on Homer. Yet it is full of Roman patriotism. - He predicted the future greatness of the Augustan and Julian families
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Virgil 2
- Because he was so popular, he complements the works of A. by encouraging attitudes and valued for future generations. - Virgil wrote in poetry about the ideals and patriotic Roman themes symbolised and inspired by A.
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Horace
- Teaches the values of Augustus through a variety of forms, odes, satires and epistles. - Indicated old differences were settled. - Supported A.’s religious and moral reforms.
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Horace 2
- Made reference to restoration of order and the glory of A.’s empire. - Horace writes of Roman courage, justice and pietas, the sense of traditional Roman duty to state and family.
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Livy
- Writing the ‘History of Rome’, praises the Roman virtues and strengths which had from old republican days made life great. - He looks back sentimentally, to a glorious past but has little faith in the principate to restore the virtues.
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Livy 2
- Contributed to A.’s policy of patriotic and religious revival, accentuating past greatness of Rome and its history.
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• Nothing expressed more eloquently the emphasis A. wished to make through his rulership. Here Rome’s traditional past was honoured, a prosperous future was promised, religion was preserved and the Julian dynasty represented as the instigator of all

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