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Rome, Italy - June 23, 2013: Augustus' RES GESTAE metal funerary inscription from Ara Pacis, wanted by Augustus to recall who his life and accomplishments. Rome, 9 AD
Res Gestae Divi Augusti, (Latin: "The Deeds of the Divine Augustus") is the funerary inscription of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, giving a first-person record of his life and accomplishments. The Res Gestae is especially significant because it gives an insight into the image Augustus portrayed to the Roman people. Various inscriptions of the Res Gestae have been found scattered across the former Roman Empire. The inscription itself is a monument to the establishment of the Julio-Claudian dynasty that was to follow Augustus.