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Sarcophagus with the myth of Orestes, 145 CE (western type) [Continuous narrative, heroic story from Greek Mythology]
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“Columnar sarcophagus”, 165 [“Eastern type” that is to say: “in the round”]
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“Battle Sarcophagus,” 255
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Sarcophagus of a philosopher, 270-280
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Early on… Greek mythology is king Themes of family, ritual, and honor Classical Inspiration In the round (Eastern) vs. frontal (Western) In later periods… The drill is king Rejection of Classicism in favor of more diverse and satisfying styles Philosophy and the question of death: themes of eternal life General Conclusions on Roman Sarcophagi
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Playful disregard for the classic canon 130ft Petra (Jordan), tomb, 2nd century
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Baalbek (Lebanon), Temple, 3rd century CE
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Classical” vs. “Baroque” Nimes (France), 1st century CE Baalbek, 3rd century CE
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Classical” vs. “Baroque” Didyma, Temple of Apollo, 313 BCE Athens, Parthenon, 440 BCE Dying Gaul, 230 BCE Doryphorous, 440 BCE
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Encaustic portraits from Faiyum (Egypt), 2nd century Encaustic=Bee’s wax + pigment
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Portrait of Septimus Severus and family, 200ca [Tempera on Wood (Egypt)] Tempera=Egg yolk+Pigment
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Baths of Caracalla, 215
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