Roman Structures > Arch of Augustus

Arch of Augustus

The Arch of Augustus was the triumphal arch of Augustus, located in the Roman Forum. It spanned the road between the Temple of Castor and Pollux and the Temple of Caesar, near the Temple of Vesta. Built in 20 BC, it commemorated the return of the Parthian standards and replaced the earlier Arch of Octavian built on the same spot in 29 BC, to commemorate the Battle of Actium (31 BC) against Mark Antony and Cleopatra.[1]An inscription was found in the same location in 1546 AD, with a dedication to Augustus, so the identification of the arch is certain even though very little remains of the arch itself. Its appearance is known from Augustan coins. It had three passageways, the first such arch in Rome, and served as a model for the Arch of Septimius Severus, which was the model for the Arch of Constantine.References[edit]Jump up ^ Sear, David R (2000). Roman Coins. London: Spink & Son. pp. 316–318. ISBN 1 902040 35 X.See also[edit]Arch of Augustus (disambiguation) (three other arches)Sources[edit]http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-9114(194601%2F03)50%3A1%3C52%3ATTAOA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-WCoordinates: 41.891895°N 12.485994°E

Roman Arches

Roman Arches List

Sources

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

History of Humanity - History Archive Logo
History of Humanity - History Mysteries Logo
History of Humanity - Ancient Mesopotamia Logo
History of Humanity - Egypt History Logo
History of Humanity - Persian Empire Logo
History of Humanity - Greek History Logo
History of Humanity - Alexander the Great Logo
History of Humanity - Roman History Logo
History of Humanity - Punic Wars Logo
History of Humanity - Golden Age of Piracy Logo
History of Humanity - Revolutionary War Logo
History of Humanity - Mafia History Logo