Passages from the Commentaries of Cæsar, favour this ingenious interpretation of M.P. Malosse; but the abbreviations adopted in the inscription, while well calculated to give rise to innumerable hypotheses, will for ever leave in doubt, by whom, and in honour of whom, these edifices were erected, as well as the epoch at which they were built.
Monsieur P. Malosse, to whose work on the antiquities of St.-Rémy I am indebted for the superficial knowledge I have attained of these interesting objects, explains the inscription to mean,
M. Malosse believes that the mausoleum was erected to Julius, and the arch to Augustus Cæsar the first being dead, and the second then living; and that the statues in the former, in the Roman togas, were intended to represent the two. He imagines that the subjects of the bassi-relievi on the four fronts of the mausoleum bear out this hypothesis.