Ara Pacis

The "Ara Pacis Augustae" (Latin, "Altar of Augustan Peace"; commonly shortened to "Ara Pacis") is an altar to Peace, envisioned as a Roman goddess. It was commissioned by the Roman Senate on 4 July 13 BC to honor the triumphal return from Hispania and Gaul of the Roman emperor Augustus, ["On my return from Spain and Gaul in the consulship of Tiberius Nero and Publius Quintilius after successfully arranging affairs in those provinces, the senate resolved that an altar of the Augustan Peace should be consecrated next to the Campus Martius in honor of my return, and ordered that the magistrates and priests and Vestal Virgins should perform an annual sacrifice there....By new laws passed on my proposal I brought back into use many exemplary practices of our ancestors which were disappearing in our time, and in many ways I myself transmitted exemplary practices to posterity for their imitation." ("Acts of the Divine Augustus" 2.2; 8.5.] and was consecrated on 30 January 9 BC by the Senate to celebrate the peace established in the Empire after Augustus's victories.]

ee also

*Imperial cult


Further reading

*Conlin, Diane Atnally 1997. "The Artists of the Ara Pacis: The Process of Hellenization in Roman Relief Sculpture" (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome University of North Carolina Press)
*Peter J. Holliday, "Time, History, and Ritual on the Ara Pacis Augustae" "The Art Bulletin" 72.4 (December 1990:542-557) doi:10.2307/3045761
*Rossini, Orietta 2006. "Ara Pacis", Milan, Electa/. ISBN 8837043791

External links

* [|The official web site of the Ara Pacis Museum of Rome]
* [*/Ara_Pacis.html Samuel Ball Platner, "A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome": Ara Pacis]
* [|The official web site of the Ara Pacis Museum in English]
* [ Several pages with photos of the sculpture]
* [ "Roman Power and Roman Imperial Sculpture"]
* [|Article concerning Meier's museum housing the Ara Pacis]
* [ Article from the New York Times, September 25 2006, "An Oracle of Modernism in Ancient Rome" by Nicolai Ouroussoff]
*Richard Hodges, Current World Archaeology 20, pages 60-62
* [ "Description from": Ara Pacis]
* [ Ara Pacis Reference website devoted to the Ara Pacis and the Ara Pacis Museum]

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