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Title: Fasti Capitolini, Parther- und Actiumbogen
Subtitle: Monumente augusteischer Siegespropaganda
Author(s): BAAS, Philipp
Volume: 90 Date: 2015
Augustus' early representation policy mainly refers to two major successes of the Princeps: The naval victory of Actium and the recuperation of the standards lost to the Parthians. Ancient authors and coinage tell us that Augustus was honored for these achievements with two triumphal arches. However, today only the footings for one arch located at the eastern side of the Forum Romanum are known. The absence of remains of a second arch raised doubt to its existence. The discovery of the Fasti Capitolini near the footings led to the conclusion that this famous inscription was part of the arch. This article discusses the written, numismatic and archeological evidences as well as the recent research on both, the arches and the Fasti. Referring to these sources the eastern side of the Forum Romanum can be explained as an architectural propaganda ensemble, solving the discrepancies between the different kinds of sources.