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Augustus and the Ara Pacis : a politician who wishes to engrave his dominion in the city's walls.

   
   
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But who exactly is Augustus ? What image of himself does he wish to create in order to better establish his power ? How will he leave a trace of this power in the city of Rome ? And what is the reason for the Altar of Peace ?