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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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