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Taking an unique photographic method of glance intimately at sure issues, those 4 attention-grabbing books supply deeper realizing and richer delight in the worlds of structure, artwork, recognized artists, and myths and legends. writer BIO: Robert Cumming has been the chairman of Christie's schooling, London, studied artwork heritage at Cambridge college, and his books have received numerous overseas awards and comprise Just glance, simply Imagine, and Looking into Paintings.

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C. Rome's primitive and impoverished appearance was an object of ridicule at the court of Philip V of Macedon. Even 150 years later Rome was no match for the great cities of the Greek East. While the ancient cities of Campania and Latium, such as Capua, Tivoli, and Praeneste, had for years rivaled each other in building splendid sanctuaries, modern civic structures, streets, and squares, with the local aristocracy working together to beautify their city, Rome's condition had rather deteriorated.

Addition, the mantle gloriously fluttering behind recalls the victor's entry into the city. Octavian thus seems to follow the model of Pompey the Great and Sextus Pompey by wearing not a toga, but the Greek chlamys with all its heroic and regal connotations. C. (fig. 33). The prototype was probably created for a major honorary statue, perhaps the equestrian statue at the rostra. By the Late Republic it was already common practice to circulate the portrait of a political leader in the form of casts, from which copies, either life-size or reduced, could be made for other stat­ ues, coins, and gems.

C. Conflict and Contradiction in the Imagery of the Dying Republic 31 In their leisure time people thus tried to shed all that was Roman about them as they did their toga. The creation of an alternative way of life in the private sphere, that is, removed from the empire building of the Late Repub­ lic, clearly explains the collapse of the integral system of values among the Roman upper class. The two different cultures were imposed one on the other, rather than blending together. One simply became accustomed to living simultaneously in two different worlds, speaking two languages, and adopting a dual standard of ethics.

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