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Augustan Sculpture 1. Ara Pacis (altar of peace) Depicts the abundance of nature that could flourish again in the peace of the Augustan Age Altar dedicated to the spirit of Peace on January 30, 9 B.C.E. Divided into 2 parts South- Augustus then priest and family North- Senators and dignitaries Shows how he wanted his reign viewed He is first to be shown as an equal than a ruler More realistic
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2. Augustus of Prima Porta - statue of the emperor Named after the spot where and imperial villa containing the sculpture was excavated Recalls when Augustus defeated the Parthians Breastplate on the statue shows a bearded Parthian handing back the eagle-crowned standard to a Roman soldier. The cupid on a dolphin has two purposes Symbolizes the goddess Venus Foreshadows Augustus's grandson Gaius Vergil, Horace, Orid, Propertius, (poets) and the
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