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Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome$
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Michele Lowrie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545674

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.001.0001

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Occasion and Monument:The Ara Pacis

Occasion and Monument:The Ara Pacis

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(p.309) 13 Occasion and Monument:The Ara Pacis
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Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0013

The Ara Pacis is a monument representing a procession. Along with Augustus' Mausoleum, sundial, and ustrinum, it formed part of a dynamic complex on the Campus Martius that united writing with performance, static representation with ritual reenactment. As with much of Augustus poetry, it heralds occasionality while the actual occasion depicted on it is hard to pin down.

Keywords:   Ara Pacis, Mausoleum, sundial, ustrinum, Augustus, occasion, monument, procession, ritual

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