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House of Augustus on Palatine Hill at Rome

House of Augustus on Palatine Hill at Rome

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The ancient Romans controlled the area around the Mediterranean for over six centuries celebrating their victories and expressing their politics and culture by holding great festivals, triumphal processions, fine oratory and stupendous spectacles. The first Roman Emperor Augustus, from all contemporary descriptions, preferred to live with his wife Livia and…

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At the Beginnings of Art – Precincts of Power and Glory

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The city of Rome came into being when the seven hill towns became one to drain the valley floor and improve their collective future.