Images from Troy. Altar of Peace (Ara Pacis), Rome. 13-9 BCE.
Images from Troy. Altar of Peace (Ara Pacis), Rome. 13 - 9 BCE.
The Altar of Peace (ara pacis) was made during the reign of Augustus, who built many monuments and boasted of having transformed Rome from a city of brick into a city of marble and of bringing peace after decades of civil war. Most of the altar is decorated by floral patterns; flowers were used to signify the city's prosperity. Images from myth were used to decorate the main two fronts.
Altar of Peace, Rome. Image in the Public Domain.