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.

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.

Roman mosaic from The House of Orpheus showing Orpheus playing a lute in the centre with wild African animals surrounding him. From the triclinium or the dining room of the villa looking out across the fertile plains. Volubilis Archaeological Site, near Meknes, Morocco

Roman mosaic from The House of Orpheus showing Orpheus playing a lute in the centre with wild African animals surrounding him. From the triclinium or the dining room of the villa looking out across the fertile plains. Volubilis Archaeological Site, near Meknes, Morocco

“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

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) _

arteascuola -pop ups with famous landmarks...use w/ Greek art unit instead...

arteascuola -pop ups with famous landmarks...use w/ Greek art unit instead...

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

Sculpture vs. Painting

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

'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)

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