Augustus buries Agrippa. After the funeral, attention turned to the matter of Agrippa’s will and the disbursement of his enormous estate. Work began on the Ara Pacis Augustae, a temple dedicated to the Augustan peace, that featured the Princeps, his family and Agrippa. We have Mussolini to thank for it being excavated and reconstructed in the 1930s. Today it sits reconstructed in the Museum of the Ara Pacis in Rome. But who is going to be his successor now?
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“Yet, being the sort of man I was, I did not hesitate to brave the wildest storms and almost the very thunderbolts themselves to protect my countrymen, and, by risking my own life, to win peace and security for the rest.” ...