Mar 31, 2017

The Roman Empire

"In the second century of the Christian era, the Empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind. The frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valor. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually cemented the union of the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury" - Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of Roman Empire

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Some busts of Roman Emperors at the entrance of the Ara Pacis, the famous ancient altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace and commissioned by the Roman Senate on July 4, 13 BC to honor Augustus, first Roman Emperor. Pictures taken last 24 March 2017 during an interesting visiting there

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