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What does Augustus of Primaporta mean?

The Augustus of Primaporta is one of the ways that the ancients used art for propagandistic purposes. Overall, this statue is not simply a portrait of the emperor, it expresses Augustus' connection to the past, his role as a military victor, his connection to the gods, and his role as the bringer of the Roman Peace.

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In this regard, how did Augustus use propaganda?

His program does however contain repetitive images which act as the foundation to the propaganda of Augustus, thus aiding in the understanding of the propaganda. Apollo and Venus were used as well as the Deified Julius Caesar, to build Augustus power, while Mars and Venus were used to establish peace and stability.

Secondly, where is Augustus of Primaporta located? Vatican Museums

Also, what is the significance of Augustus?

As the first Roman emperor (though he never claimed the title for himself), Augustus led Rome's transformation from republic to empire during the tumultuous years following the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father Julius Caesar.

Why was the statue of Augustus at Primaporta probably created?

Augustus of Prima Porta. Since the statue was made to celebrate Augustus' victory over the Parthians, it is logical to conclude that the statue was made about 20 B.C., shortly after the victory. However, the statue has several features that are inconsistent with this time period. Augustus is barefoot.

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