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This was an amazing art project that I came across at the excellent Mini Matisse (which has loads of other great ideas, too!) I thoug...

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Sculpture vs. Painting

The Augustus of Prima Porta, a statue of Augustus Caesar found in the villa of his wife Livia.


Ancient Roman helmet worn by the elite Roman cavalry (equites Romani). 1st century AD (via: reddit originally from


Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the 4th century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, although from about 111 BC onward, it was for all intents and purposes an independent city." wiki


Gaius Julius Ceaser played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.


“In the intoxication of falling, man was prone to believe himself propelled upward.”Hermann Broch, The Death of VergilAnonymous Grave Painting in the Ruins of Pompeii


~AUGUSTUS: The first Roman emperor, also called Octavian, adopted by Caesar and gained power by his defeat of Antony, he then became the emperor in effect~


Mosaic octopus covered in 30 to 40 feet of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii is like a time capsule taking you back to the exact day in which this natural disaster took place. Coins were still present on top of carts that carried fresh fruit for sale in the streets on that fateful day. I find this amazing.