Roman Art

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Roman Art


Much is made (in these post-reductionist times) of the "Roman pest" as well was "PAX Romanica" (ie, in creating the Roman Empire they would "give the deal" - you have two choices: Join us or die.) And of course if the to-be-conquered tribe/area *did* give in, then their leader would be given a high title in the Roman hierarchy. And of course then they became "equal partners" in trade with Rome. Not-with-standing any dis-equities in this "pact", the Roman method did bring peace to the various waring tribes and their intercene However, in Roman civilisation (as compared to Greek - always the case) they treated women much more equally (there is evidence in the earlie Etruscian society as well). Further, they were the *great* accumulators of ideas and things - as with all conquorers. In doing so, it is arguable that they did much to tie together random bits of technology and ideas thus paving the way for the Arab culture to carry this information thru the so-called "dark ages" -[Medieval era]- Perhaps there highest calling was the appreciation of culture as such - often acreting ideas into their own works and arts. Naturally in sculpture, the Roman copies are easy to spot due to their "supporting structure". This would make for an inretestng story as to why they (clearly the western reductionists that they were) some how couldn't "get" how the human form stood and at least mimic/reproduce the Greek brilliance in the stand-alone statues. Odd things, history; what?

The Usual Suspects


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