– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

Ara Pacis


Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), July 4, 13 B.C.E. Roman Senate votes to honor the triumphal return of Augustus from Gaul and Hispania (France and Spain), January 30, 9 B.C.E. monument is dedicated, marble (Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

On my return from Spain and Gaul after successful operations restoring law and order in these provinces, the Senate voted, during the consulship of Tiberius Nero and Publius Quintilius, in honor of my return, that an altar to Peace be consecrated in the Campus Martius, and that on this altar the magistrates, priests, and Vestal Virgins are to make annual sacrifices.
Res Gestae Divi Augusti II.12

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