The Campus was a busy place, a place where the remains of Augustus would have been a constant reminder of a once great emperor.
The view from Augustus' Mausoleum is looking out upon the garden side of the Campus Martius, not the city side (Lanciani; 1897). "His Res gestae inscribed on two bronze pillars set up in front of his mausoleum, and elsewhere, gives a valuable account of his principate and, more relevantly, his building programme. The document is an impressive one. In it he records:
built the Curia [Julia, 29 BC]... The Temple of Divine Julius [29 BC]... I completed the Forum Julium and the Basilica [Julia]... I rebuilt eighty-two temples of the gods in the city during my sixth Consulship [28 BC] in accordance with a decree of the Senate... On [my] private land I built the Temple of Mars Ultor and the Forum of Augustus from the spoils of war... I built the theatre which was to bear...
Marcellus (Sear, 1998, p. 54)."
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