Daily Rome Shot 76

Photo by Bree Dail.

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5 Comments

  1. Julia_Augusta says:

    That looks like Ara Pacis (of Augustus Caesar).

  2. TonyO says:

    So…what happened to the figures that should be present on the left hand side?

    From the partial figures on the left, it almost appears that each figure was carved independently and then added to the whole ensemble. However, the partials also look almost too rounded / sanded smooth to have been broken off from full figures. So, were they actually carved that way to begin with? That seems really odd.

  3. grateful says:

    “The Ara Pacis was built on a low lying part of the Campus Martius down by the river, and it soon suffered from flooding, so eventually it was overthrown and smashed into numerous small pieces which were buried under deep layers of silt. …
    … The fragments were all reassembled and a new site was chosen for it a couple of hundred yards away.”
    http://www.civilization.org.uk/augustus/ara-pacis-2

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    grateful: Thanks.

    “The Ara Pacis was built on a low lying part of the Campus Martius down by the river”

    It’s a little known fact of Roman history that the great rhetorician Mattus Foleyus lived in a villa down by the river.

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