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Colossal Statue of Mars Ultor


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Colossal Statue of Mars Ultor

Fine Art Photo Print


This statue of Mars Ultor (Mars the Avenger), was found in the ruins of the Forum of Nerva in Rome sometime in the 16th century. It was sculpted at the end of Trajan’s reign or the beginning of Hadrian’s. It is a copy of an Augustan-period original, which itself was based on a Hellenistic Greek model from the 4th century BC.

Mars Ultor had deep significance for Augustus who had a temple dedicated to the same god in his forum after his victory over the tyrannicides (Cassius and Brutus, Julius Caesar’s assassins) at Philippi. Thus, Mars Ultor went from being protector of Rome to being the protector of Caesar.

About The Photographer, Craig Phares

Craig took this picture for Pro Romanis several years ago on a photographic expedition to Rome. Craig Phares is a photographer, artist, designer, and programmer. He built his first game on a TI-85 calculator when he should have been doing math homework, and has never stopped, creating numerous jaw-dropping digital masterpieces for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Craig studied sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, while constantly improving his design and programming skills on his own time. He went on to work for several advertising agencies, finally leaving to form his own company. Craig is the founder of Six Overground, a progressive digital agency focused on building full-scale digital platforms. His company has produced award-winning work for major brands and corporations including Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Havaianas HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, NFL, U.S. Air Force, and USDA. When he’s not glued to a computer monitor, you’ll find him in the real world, dreaming up the next big thing. To learn more about Craig, visit his website at