Tha “Augusto” exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale (Rome), untile February 9th, marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of the dopted son and great-nephew of Julius Cesar, Augustus.
The exhibition presents the stages in the dazzling personal story of Augustus in parallel with the birth of a new historical era.
His reign, which lasted over forty years, was the longest in Roman history and the Empire achived its moment of greatest expansion.
By putting an end to civil struggles, Augustus ushered in a period of peace, prosperity and abundance.
Augusto, through a selection of around 200 works of the highest artistic value including statues, portraitshousehol decorations in silver, bronze and glass, goldenjewelery and precious stones, offers a glimpse into the life and career of the emperor in parallel with the development of a new artistic culture and vocabulary that is still tofay the very foundation stone of Western civilisation.