Aeneas or Numa? Rethinking the Meaning of the Ara Pacis Augustae

Rehak, Paul
June 2001
Art Bulletin;Jun2001, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p190
Academic Journal
Analyzes the altar Ara Pacis Augustae which was constructed in the northern Campus Martius in Rome. Composition and iconography of the panel; Examination of the texts related to the figures represented on the panels; Image of Numa and the parallelism between him and Augustus as rulers.


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