A mosaic preserved in Zippori (Sephoris) National Park in Israel, site of excellent Roman ruins and mosaics.

A mosaic preserved in Zippori (Sephoris) National Park in Israel, site of excellent Roman ruins and mosaics.

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

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

Detail of a marble Bust of Athena, c. 2nd century AD, courtesy Art Institute of Chicago (photo by Erika Dufour) _

Detail of a marble Bust of Athena, c. 2nd century AD, courtesy Art Institute of Chicago (photo by Erika Dufour) _

ROMAN MOSAIC 3RD BCE-1ST CE   Mosaic in the corridor leading to an atrium, Pompeii 1st CE   Archaeological Site, Pompeii, Italy

ROMAN MOSAIC 3RD BCE-1ST CE Mosaic in the corridor leading to an atrium, Pompeii 1st CE Archaeological Site, Pompeii, Italy

“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

“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

'Magic' Vase, from the House of Sestilius Pyrricus, Pompeii, 1st century AD (pottery), . / Private Collection / Accademia Italiana, London / The Bridgeman Art Library (Roman bunch of grapes lizard symbol turtle)

'Magic' Vase, from the House of Sestilius Pyrricus, Pompeii, 1st century AD (pottery), . / Private Collection / Accademia Italiana, London / The Bridgeman Art Library (Roman bunch of grapes lizard symbol turtle)

Restoration of Roman art

Restoration of Roman art

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