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The personification of (political) peace. Scarcely heard of before Augustus, she comes (as Pax Augusta) to represent one of the main factors which made the imperial government both strong and popular, the maintenance of quiet at home and abroad (acc. to Tacitus, Augustus ‘seduced everyone with the sweetness of peace’). The most famous monuments of the cult were the Ara Pacis Augustae and the Flavian templum Pacis, dedicated ad 75.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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