Arth 167_Rulers' Images_Nees Jr._Date_022310

Arth 167_Rulers' Images_Nees Jr._Date_022310 - Augustus-...

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Augustus- not his real name; propaganda frequent in lifetime * page 54—12 caesers* READ - Not given title of king b/c Rome did not have kings in their time of best achievement - August is related to augment; bird watcher, increase in dignity—has a religious overtone of seeing and controlling the future without the title Rome - 3 rd century succeeds in establishing control over immediate environment - Countries in blue are tributary countries (refer to slide w. picture of map) - Famous for portraits; a picture of a particular individual known by name, carries overtones of exact likeness b/c designed to look distinctly like person - All have very different facial features so it is easier to distinguish between the men - Obsessed with ancestors, shrines in homes—Roman senator holding portraits of two ancestors (tend to do on anniversary of death) Senator vs Pompey - A senator, terracotta stone, from Cumae—different from traditional portraits b/c head tilted and eyes looking up - Pompey—Caesars rival so made him look like Alexander, youthful and flowing hair Work with types of sculptures—rhetoric, oratory, a central art in Rome as in Greece - Cared a great deal about speech making, especially In politics
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course ARTH 167 taught by Professor Lawrencepneesjr. during the Spring '10 term at University of Delaware.

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