Mars Ultor


Mark Cartwright
published on 22 October 2013
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This 2nd century CE head of Mars Ultor (the Avenger) was once part of a relief sculpture and is inspired by a similar representation originally part of the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus, Rome. The piece was extensively restored in the 16th century CE. (Palazzo Altemps, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 22). Mars Ultor. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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