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Images from Troy. Altar of Peace (Ara Pacis), Rome. 13-9 BCE.

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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.

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Altar of Peace, Rome. Image in the Public Domain.

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Contemporaneous Resource
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Public Domain