Roman Art

Roman Art

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The tug-of-war discussion between Roman and Greek art in search for the genius of one or another cultural group is simplistic and possibly “racist”. Ancient Rome assimilated the art, culture and religions of the people it encountered or invaded along its path. Greek art for example was not only revered but amplified in its reach by the influx of wealth and the creation of a veritable art market. Rome, particularly during the Republic, drove an appetite for its own flavours of neo-realism. Roman engineering advances enabled monumental architecture on a scale never achieved before or for many centuries after. Understanding ancient Roman art is a complex matter which requires breadth of approach, coupled with a good understanding of Roman society from its earliest origins.

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