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  • Origins Of Roman Pantomime
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    In assessment of the origins and nature of pantomime in ancient Rome, one will clearly see that the latter two factors are wide and varied. This is due to the collaborative nature of the art as a whole. With a close examination of archaeological, textual and representational evidence one will gain a precise understanding of how the origins, nature and type of audience of the pantomime are interrelated. One will additionally gain insight into the widespread popularity of pantomime despite a gener...
  • Decline Of The Roman Empire
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    The Greeks, after their country had been reduced into a province, imputed the triumphs of Rome, not to the merit, but to the FORTUNE, of the republic. The inconstant goddess, who so blindly distributes and resumes her favours, had now consented (such was the language of envious flattery) to resign her wings, to descend from her globe, and to fix her firm and immutable throne on the banks of the Tiber. [1] A wiser Greek, who has composed, with a philosophic spirit, the memorable history of his ow...
  • Syncretism And Abstraction In Early Christian And Roman Art
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    Within the 500 years of history from the introduction of Christian art around 200 CE until the ban on religious images in eighth century Byzantium, a continuity between the classical religious tradition and Christianity is evident. Syncretism, or the assimilation of images from other traditions, defined the Late Antique period's aesthetic transition into the first three centuries of Byzantine art creating a bridge between Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In late Rome, amidst a growing trend toward...
  • Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt
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    Erin Livesex May 7, 2000 Extra Credit "Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt" a special exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art concentrates on 70 portraits painted in Egypt during the first few centuries of Roman rule. Rome controlled Egypt as it controlled much else, through a policy of calculated multiculturalism. Egyptian customs were tolerated; Romans brought practices and beliefs of their own. Before long, things shaded together. The mummy paintings are traces of that process i...
  • Neo Classical Work Of Art
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    NEO-CLASSICISM Neo-Classicism originated in Rome and spread like wildfire in reaction to the utter excesses of the early Baroque and especially the Rococo periods. During this time, scenes from Roman history became popular again. In a neo-classical work of art, composition is balanced, colours are bright and the work has soul. Artists at this time started to copy and imitate antique art. Hence their emphasis on proper subject matter; and hence their attempts to emphasize details to an overall de...
  • Masterpieces Of Roman Art
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    The Romans, unlike the Greeks were not gifted in abstract thought. They constructed no original system of philosophy, invented no major literary forms, and made no scientific discoveries. Yet, they excelled in the art of government and empire building, they created a workable world-state and developed skills in administration, law, and practical affairs. In the Punic Wars, the Roman republic defeated the Carthaginians in North Africa and Rome inherited the Pergamene Kingdom from the last of the ...
  • Unique Aspect Of The Roman Civilization
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    Early Roman art reflected that of the previous Etruscan civilization, but as time passed, the Romans developed an artistic style completely their own. One very unique aspect of the Roman civilization, which incorporated art, was the use of public baths. At first these public baths consisted merely of dressing room suites and bathing chambers. However these baths began to incorporate elaborately decorated libraries, lecture halls and open forums for the public to mingle among statues of their god...
  • Unique Aspect Of The Roman Civilization
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    Early Roman art reflected previous civilizations, but as time passed, the Romans developed an artistic style completely their own. One very unique aspect of the Roman civilization, which setup art, was the use of public baths. At first these public baths consisted only of dressing room suites and bathing chambers. However these baths began to incorporate intricate decorated libraries, lecture halls and open forums for the public to look at statues of their gods. In these chambers the walls we re...

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