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The imperial rostra was created by Julius Caesar and expanded by Augustus. It the speaker's platform in the forum, originally a curved wall portion of the round Comitium, decoded with bronze ship rams after a naval victory in 338 BCE. Augustus continued the tradition, also decorating his rostra with ships' beaks. It was a platform for public speeches, eulogies, and proclamations.
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Culture, A. I. f. R. (2020, January 26). Imperial Rostra - Ancient Rome Live. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1901/imperial-rostra---ancient-rome-live/
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