Greek/Roman Art/Culture

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narrative relief

panels of sculpted figures telling a story

fresco

wall paintings on wet plaster

naturalism in Roman art

realistic sculptures of Republican era

classical influence on Roman art

idealized figures imitating Periclean Athens

barrel vault

extended arch

groin vault

2 intersecting barrel vaults

basilica

oblong building w/high windows

caryatid

female figure that often replaced columns

frieze

decorative horizontal band

contrapposto

weight shift onto one leg

elgin marbles

reliefs taken from parthenon to london

parthenon

white marble, slightly curved columns

pantheon

best example of domed rotunda for centuries!

vault

deep arch forming half-cylindrical roof

romulus

founder of Rome

brutus

led senators in forming the Republic

constantine

legalized Christianity in Rome

cicero

roman lawyer, writer, philosopher

aeneas

survivor of Troy

sabine

race of women abducted by Romans (and my aunt's name!)

julius caesar

conquered the celts

augustus

tried to reorganize roman government

hadrian

built wall dividing britannia from the brutish Scots

claudius

crippled ruler who built aqueducts that changed Rome

Vespasian

decided to build the Coliseum

Nero

twisted, mad ruler who murdered his own MOTHER

marcus aurelius

meditations on the meaning of LIFE

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