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Altar of Victory
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The Altar of Victory was dedicated on Aug 28, 29 BCE, in the Senate House (Curia Julia) in Rome. Augustus encouraged this because, according to Suetonius (Aug. 35), he wanted the Senate to perform their duties more conscientiously after the civil war. Next to the altar, Augustus pl…

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Salzman, Michele Renee, “Altar of Victory”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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