Empire architecture - imperialistic images of Roman parade of spoils from the temple menorah etc Trajan's column 100 feet tall-images of defeat of

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Pompeii near Naples. 79 CE eruption of Vesuvius buries town in ash, preserving for us wonderful specimens of public and private architecture and art --ancient account exists by Pliny the Younger, in a letter to Tacitus about how his uncle Pliny the Elder died on this occasion ---18th c. rediscovery good preservation of rare wall paintings, mosaics; often copies of lost Hellenistic art forum Colosseum ( Flavian amphitheater ) built by Vespasian and Titus --located near colossal statue of Nero --use of concrete --imperialism and propaganda: gladiatorial games, hunts, even naval battles; display of power and wealth of empire, opportunity for emperor to appear before the people Arch of Titus marble; made by Domitian in honor of brother
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Unformatted text preview: imperialistic: images of Roman parade of spoils from the temple, menorah etc. Trajan's column 100 feet tall---images of defeat of Dacians ---59 images of Trajan--realism of army images of historical importance Pantheon temple for all the gods---completed time of Hadrian , on the site of earlier temples; inscription to Agrippa--different parts, including Greek like front--amazing dome; concrete not reinforced, but has lasted; aggregate with volcanic ash Hagia Sophia 6th c. in Constantinople (=Byzantium, Istanbul)--created by emperor Justinian--Christian church tehn mosque (minarets calligraphy) now museum---massive dome; intricate lighting...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLA 160 taught by Professor Burgess during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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