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Rome part 2 - culture

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Rome part 2 - culture

  1. 1. Images of Rome Literature, Architecture, Technology
  2. 2. Golden Age of Augustus Greco-Roman Tradition • Lasted over 200 years. • Ovid’s Metamorphosis • Virgil’s Aeneid – Early pastoral lyrics celebrated artistry & rural life, modeled after Hellenistic poetry • Rhetorical Analysis on Greek Poetry, Drama, Literature
  3. 3. Popularization! • Ovid – “Poet of Stolen Kisses” – Affairs with married women • Juvenal – Satire about society • Petronius – Satiricon – Social Hierarchy broken • Horace – Carpe Diem
  4. 4. Greco- Roman ART
  5. 5. Mosaics
  6. 6. Roman Friezes
  7. 7. Personal and political comments & cartoons
  8. 8. Imperial Building Projects • Architecture: – Pantheon – Coliseum – Forum • Engineering: – Roads – Aqueducts
  9. 9. The Forum… then.
  10. 10. Roman Forum - the political, economic, cultural, and religious center of the city of Rome during the Republic and later Empire.
  11. 11. Urban Living The Forum now… including part of The Roman Road.
  12. 12. Coliseum
  13. 13. The Roman version of a Greek Hippodrome:
  14. 14. Bread and Circuses • Romans were promised “a good time” in exchange for cooperation of the masses.
  15. 15. AQUADUCT
  16. 16. For the Romans, cleanliness was next to… well, it was CIVILIZED ROMAN BEHAVIOR! The public bath was a social place to meet and greet, and spend the Whole afternoon. The BATH and the TOGA were Roman institutions!
  17. 17. Thermium = hot bath Tepidarium = tepid Frigidarium = cold
  18. 18. Urban Life: in the Insulae
  19. 19. Insulae
  20. 20. Pompeiian Insulae
  21. 21. Domus Peristyle – Columned porch, often with a garden Tablinum – Frescoed room where the Roman man had his office & accepted guests, clients Exedre – rounded nave opening onto an atrium, usually
  22. 22. Peristyle
  23. 23. Atrium
  24. 24. Domus in Pompeii Pompeii
  25. 25. Pompeiian Frescoes Tell us about life before Mount Vesuvius erupted…
  26. 26. Roman Feast Triculinium seating!
  27. 27. Revolt Against Rome? • Spartacus… • Boudicca… • Jews… • Christians….

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