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The Ara Pacis Augustae (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 honour the triumphal return from Hispania and Gaul of the Roman[Read more]

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The Ara Pacis Augustae (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 honour the triumphal return from Hispania and Gaul of the Roman Emperor Augustus, and was consecrated on 30 January 9 BC by the Senate to celebrate the peace established in the Empire after Augustus’s victories. The altar was meant to be a vision of the Roman civil religion. It sought to portray the peace and fertile prosperity enjoyed as a result of the Pax Augusta brought about by the military supremacy of the Roman Empire, and act as a visual reminder of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty that was bringing it about.

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Valentino in Rome (7)
Valentino in Rome (7)

Valentino in Rome

Coordinates: 41° 54′ 20″ N, 12° 28′ 31″ E

The exhibition “Valentino a Roma” was set around the Ara Pacis and spread throughout the museum, creating an exact chronological retrospective, visible to passers-by and accentuating the ties which bind Valentino Garavani to Rome and [Read more]

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