ROMAN ART

Etruscan and Early Roman Art

Etruscan warrior or Mars (mid 400s BC) bronze
Florence, Museo Archeologico

Ambush of Prince Troilus by Achiles Detail of painted wall
Etruscan Tomb of the Bulls, Tarquina (540-530 BC)

Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses (late 500s BC) polychrome terra cotta from Cerveteri
Paris, Musée du Louvre


Two Etruscan Warriors

The Art of Republican Rome

The "Capitoline" she-wolf (early 400s BC) bronze
(the twins date from the late 1400s)
Rome, Palazzo dei Conservatori

Roman noble holding the portraits of his ancestors [statue known as "Barberini"]
(2nd half of the 1st century BC) marble
Rome, Palazzo dei Conservatori

Freize from the Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus (c. 100 BC) marble
census episode:  registration of citizens and sacrifice to the god Mars
Paris, Musée du Louvre
(click on picture for much larger version)

The Transition from Republic to Empire

Statue of Emperor Octavian Augustus (c. 20 BC) marble
from Livia's Villa, Prima Porta, north of Rome
Rome, Musei Vaticani

Emperor Octavian Augustus

The Splendors of Ancient Rome

Roman Forum arch of Septimus Severus in the background (erected in AD 203)

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum
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The Roman Forum
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The Roman Forum
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The Approach to the Coliseum from the Roman Forum
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Coliseum, Rome (AD 70-80)

The Coliseum
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The interior of the Coliseum
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The interior of the Coliseum
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Hadrian's Tomb
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Villa of Emperor Hadrian at Tivoli (AD 117-134)

Interior of the Pantheon, Rome
(erected in 17 BC; destroyed by fire in AD 80; reconstructed by Hadrian in AD 123)

Trajan's column (AD 107-113) marble
Wikipedia - "Trajan's Column"

Titus's troops carrying off plunder from the Temple of Jerusalem
From the Arch of Titus - Rome

Pompei

Pompei
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Pompei
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Pompei
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Pompei
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Pompei
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Pompei - wealthy, educated husband and wife

Dionysiac Mystery Frieze Detail of Second Style wall painting (c. 50 BC)
Pompeii, Villa of the Mysteries

La Primavera (1st century AD) fresco from the villa of Ariane, Stabiae
Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Trompe-l'oeil wall decoration Boscoreale (50 BC) fresco
Naples, Museo Archeologico

The Further Reaches of the Roman Empire

HEADING SOUTH FROM ROME ON THE APPIAN WAY (VIA APPIA)

The Appian Way
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The Appian Way
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A Roman Aquaduct at Nimes, France, built in the 1st century A.D.

Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain (AD 117-134)

Judgement of Paris (c. AD 115) mosaic from Antioch, Turkey
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Monumental arch, Palmyra, Syria (200s AD)

Funerary portrait of a young woman (c. AD 161-180) encaustic on panel from Faiyum, Egypt
Paris, Musée du Louvre

The tetrarchs ('four rulers') (300s)
representing the co-rulers of the Diocletian reforms
on a corner of Saint Mark's in Venice next to the Porta della Carta
Wikipedia - "St Mark's Basilica"


Corinth in Roman times

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Apollo Temple - Corinth
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Palmyra, Syria

Temple of Bel complex in the background and the agora on left center in Palmyra, Syria
Bernard Gagnon - Wikipedia - "Palmyra"


Ephesus, The Library of Celsus
Wikipedia, "The Library of Celsus"

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Miles H. Hodges - 2014