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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In case you were wondering: For hundreds of years some Jews underwent a surgical procedure known as epispasm—an operation that "corrected" a circumcised penis - so they could fit into Greek and Roman society, where you had to be nude in the gymnasium and baths and sporting events. The surgeon would cut around the glans freeing the sheath of skin surrounding the shaft of the penis, pull the skin forward and dress the wound carefully so that the skin would reattach to the glans leaving a foreskin. ...