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so-called "Barberini Statue", Roman, late first century BCE This togate statue of a man of the senatorial class depicts a man holding portraits of his ancestors. He holds a bust of his father in his left hand and encircles a portrait of his grandfather on a palm-tree support (indicating that he was probably a successful general) with his right hand. The head of the statue is ancient but does not belong to the body.  Rome, Museo Montemartini (Capitoline Museums).

Values of the republic/ the way of the ancestors: rule of law, rights of citizens, keeping one’s word, honesty, etc.

Emperor Nero and his mother Agrippina the Younger (or Agrippinilla) widow (and alleged poisoner) of Emperor Claudius, Roman relief (marble), 1st century AD, (Aphrodisias Site Museum, Turkey).

Agrippina, carrying a cornucopia, crowns her son Nero with a laurel wreath. Unknown Roman artist, between 54 CE (Nero’s accession to the throne) and 59 CE (Agrippina’s murder). Now in the Aphrodisias Museum, Turkey ♥

Livia Drusilla (58 BC–29 AD) wearing a stola and palla - early 1st century - Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España, Madrid

Palla is a traditional ancient Roman mantle worn by women, fastened by brooches

"Nay, faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming." --Flute from "A Midsummer's Night Dream" (1.2.50) Ross Alexander, Dick Powell, Jean Muir and Olivia de Havilland from Warner Bros. Pictures's 1935 movie "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

"Nay, faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming." --Flute from "A Midsummer's Night Dream" Ross Alexander, Dick Powell, Jean Muir and Olivia de Havilland from Warner Bros. Pictures's 1935 movie "A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Artwork depicting a Roman toga praetexta, which was a toga with a purple border used by children of nobility (to a certain age) as well as by some adult magistrates and high priests.

Those with the right to wear a toga praetexta were sometimes termed laticlavius, "having a broad crimson stripe". lararium in Pompeii depicts both the tunica laticlavia and toga praetexta.

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