Introduction to Ancient Rome

CC (s)302 (82005) Summer 2009

Forum Romanum

Theater of Marcellus


Remains of interior frescoes, House of Augustus, Palatine hill

Temple of Mars Ultor, Forum of Augustus

Roman coin commemorating ludi circenses (animal hunt games), showing a hippo

Pastoral scene, Pompeiian wall-painting

illustration from a medieval manuscript of the Aeneid: Anchises (left) bids farewell to Aeneas, who departs from the underworld through the ivory gate of false dreams (as opposed to the adjacent horn gate of true dreams...)

Augustan relief depicting the legendary struggle between Apollo and Hercules over the Delphic tripod = a pictorial allegory for Augustus vs. Antony...

[source: transl. Bushnell,]

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