Monumentum Ancyranum (Res Gestae)

C. Iulius Caesar Octavianus

Forum Iulium et basilicam, quae fuit inter aedem Castoris et aedem Saturni, coepta profligataque opera a patre meo perfeci et eandem basilicam consumptam incendio ampliato eius solo sub titulo nominis filiorum m(eorum i)ncohavi et, si vivus non perfecissem, perfici ab heredib(us iussi.)

I completed the Julian Forum and the basilica which was between the temple of Castor and the temple of Saturn, works begun and far advanced by my father, and when the same basilica was destroyed by fire I began its reconstruction on an enlarged site, to be inscribed with the names of my sons, and ordered that in case I should not live to complete it, it should be completed by my heirs.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Iulius Caesar Octavianus: Compendium of Roman History. Res Gestae Divi Augusti, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 152, translated by F.W. Shipley, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1924, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.