Art and Culture of Ancient Rome (Ancient Art and Cultures) by Nicholas Pistone

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This illustrated heritage of old Rome is a accomplished consultant that takes readers throughout the phases that outfitted one of many maximum civilizations in background. From its origins to lifestyle to the Roman Empire, this booklet covers every thing a reader must learn about the most enduring civilizations ever.

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At dusk, wax or tallow candles and oil lamps with wicks were lit. Oil lamps were generally made of terracotta or bronze, but following the growing taste for luxury items, some ornamental versions were made from silver or gold. In the grander houses, oil lamps with several burners hung on chains from the ceilings or stood on supporting stands. An elegant house of the 2nd century BCE A private house (domus) was usually built around a courtyard (atrium) (1). In the center of the atrium was a basin (2), which collected rainwater through an opening in the roof (3).

This statue of Antinous, Emperor Hadrian’s favorite (117–138 CE), was sculpted in the Egyptian style. 29 30 ART AND ARCHITECTURE 4 The Pantheon in Rome The Pantheon is an extraordinary piece of architecture, built in honor of all the gods. It was commissioned by Emperor Hadrian at the start of the 2nd century CE, and was built on top of an earlier building ordered by Marcus Agrippa (Augustus’s general and son-in-law). It incorporates a mix of architectural styles, including a Greek portico over the main entrance (1).

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