Het woord bij de daden | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 52, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0165-8204
  • E-ISSN: 2667-1573



For a long time the text of the was studied mainly as a political or historical document. Yet recent criticism has capitalized on its primary function, that of an inscription on bronze slabs adjoining the entrance of Augustus� Mausoleum on the Field of Mars in Rome. The present article continues the exploration of the text's functioning in that original position, interpreting it in the light of its monumental context and vice versa. In particular, the hypothesis that a bronze exemplar of the Augustus of Prima Porta was the statue that topped Augustus� Mausoleum is considered from this perspective.


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