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If you want peace prepare for war.
Pax Romana

Definition: Pax was a Roman goddess and the personification of peace, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Irene (Eirene). Augustus promoted the goddess Pax, who is depicted as a young woman with a cornucopia and olive branch or staff. A temple to Pax (Templum Pacis or Forum Pacis), built on the site of a meat market, in Rome, by Vespasian, was dedicated in 75.

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