Images for week 4 Twelve Caesars course
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AGRIPPA, GAIUS & JULIA Photo © S.P. Kershaw Figures often identified as Agrippa, his son Gaius, and his wife Julia, as depicted on the Ara Pacis. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome. TIBERIUS Photo © S.P. Kershaw Portrait of Tiberius, copy from the original preserved in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Photographed at the Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome. Photographed at the Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome. THE ARA PACIS Two Photos © S.P. Kershaw. The Ara Pacis as displayed in the Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome. THE CAMPUS MARTIUS COMPLEX, Rome Photo © S.P. Kershaw View over the Campus Martius at Rome. Model in the Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome. OBELISK Two Photos © S.P. Kershaw The sundial’s gnomon was an obelisk that Augustus had brought back from Egypt, and its base still has an inscription celebrating his victory over Antony and Cleopatra, and it was dedicated to the Sun, hence to Apollo, Augustus’ patron divinity. The inscription reads: IMP(erator) CAESAR DIVI F(ilius) AUGUSTUS PONTIFEX MAXIMUS IMP(erator) XII (for the twelfth time) CO(n)S(ul) XI (for the eleventh time) TRIB(unus) POT(estatis) XIV (for the fourteenth time) AEGYPTO IN POTESTATEM POPULI ROMANI REDACTA SOLI DONUM DEDIT FRIEZE FROM THE ARA PACIS Photo © S.P. Kershaw. The frieze depicts Augustus, Livia, Agrippa, maybe Julia, probably her sons Gaius and Lucius Caesar and her daughter Julia, Iullus Antonius, Tiberius, Augustus’ sister Octavia, and numerous significant others. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome. RELIEF PANELS FROM THE ARA PACIS Two Photos © S.P. Kershaw. Aeneas making a sacrifice. A figure who may be Tellus, Mother Earth, Italy, Venus Genetrix, Augustan Peace personified, or Ceres. THE SEBASTEION AT APHRODISIAS Two Photos © S.P. Kershaw. The Sebasteion. Relief panel from the Sebasteion showing Aeneas and his family fleeing from Troy.