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. Andrea di Pietro di Marco Ferrucci Date: ca.

"Flora," 1840 (detail). Pietro Tenerani (1798—1869). Marble. The State Hermitage…

Flora (head detail) by Pietro Tenerani, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Aurelio Amendola)

Before the Empire, the Romans produced the best portrait sculpture that the world has ever seen.  Look at this face and you feel like you know this man in all his broken humanity.

Portrait of a Roman, marble, lifesize, c. (Palazzo Torlonia, Rome): the Romans produced the best portrait sculpture that the world has ever seen. Look at this face and you feel like you know this man in all his broken humanity.

Ancient Roman sculpture showing the young Marcus Aurelius. 139-144 AD, Capitoline Museum.

Ancient Roman sculpture showing the young Marcus Aurelius. "Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one" Marcus Aurelius - Meditations.

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Achilles (head detail) by Innocenzo Fraccaroli Villa Reale di Milano, Italy.

Roman sculpture at the Hermitage | Flickr

ancientart: Hellenistic Roman sculpture from the State Hermitage Museum, Russia.

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike by Mahealani Palepale. Wing Victory of Samothrace, also identified as the Goddess of Victory, Nike, was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on a small island of Samothrace. This immaculate sculpture stands at 3.28m (11 feet) and is erected of Parian marble for the figurine and Gray Lartos marble for the base in which she stands on the bow of a vessel.

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike

Has anyone noticed that Nike statues are always headless? of Victory! Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Greek statue (marble), century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Antinous, roman sculpture. Antinous- Emperor Hadrian's boyfriend. Hadrien had him deified after his death (voluntary sacrifice?) and ordered statues commemorating his beauty made throughout the Roman empire.

The lover of Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian had him deified after his death and ordered statues commemorating his beauty made throughout the Roman empire.

~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~

Augustus Caesar (born Gaius Octavius) was the first Emperor of Rome, who assumed rule 17 years after Julius Caesar assassination. Along with Mark Antony, he conquered the senatorial armies and ruled the West portion of the then-growing Roman Empire.

Emperor Septimius Severus, Roman bust (marble and alabaster), 2nd-3rd century AD, (Palazzo Nuovo, Rome).

Emperor Septimius Severus, Roman bust (marble and alabaster), century AD, (Palazzo Nuovo, Rome).

Roman sculpture from the 1st century AD. Aristotle, philosopher, teacher of Alexander the Great, (384-332 BCE). Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze.  Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy

Portrait bust of Aristotle, the great philosopher and tutor of Alexander the Great . Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze original.

The Antinous Mondragone is a unique colossal 0.95 m high marble example of the iconographic type of the deified Antinous, of c. AD 130

Ancient Roman Hair

This is a bust known as the "Antinous Mondragone" made in 130 AD of a Greek boy named Antinous who was a favorite subject of the Roman Emperor, Hadrian. It was made for worshipping Antinous, as he had been deified by Hadrian after his death.

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