The Ara Pacis Augustae

By the late first century B.C., Augustus and the ruling Roman elite were intensely conscious of Rome's position as heir and administrator of the Greek legacy in all its cultural, political, and economic ramifications. But they were also committed to the belief that the Roman state could meet the imperial challenge only by renewing and revitalizing popular belief in the national mores and institutions which had been progressively eroded by the decades of military and political strife, social unrest, and cultural confrontation endemic to the Late Republic...

This is the introduction to an excellent new paper/blog post by Brian Spenser about the Ara Pacis.



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