Pharaonic Egypt and the Ara Pacis in Augustan Rome

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Jan van der Crabben
by Jennifer Trimble, Stanford University
published on 07 November 2011

This paper explores processes of cultural appropriation, and specifically Augustan visual receptions of pharaonic Egypt. As a test case, I consider the possibility of Egyptianizing precedents for the Ara Pacis, including the architecture of Middle and New Kingdom jubilee chapels. This requires looking at the Augustan interventions into the traditional temple complexes of Egypt, the transmission of imperial ideas about pharaonic Egypt to Rome, their uses there, and the role of pharaonic appropriations within a broader landscape of Aegyptiaca in Rome.

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Written by Jennifer Trimble, Stanford University, linked by Jan van der Crabben, published 07 November 2011. Source URL: http://www.princeton.edu/~pswpc/pdfs/trimble/090701.pdf.

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University, J. T. S. (2011, November 07). Pharaonic Egypt and the Ara Pacis in Augustan Rome. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/article/274/

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