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Unformatted text preview: the women in them. Some pit the “moral and physical superiority of male Self over the female Other” (Kampen, 1) while other views suggest a chance of moral and social reform for the Other. Kampen uses the Basilica Aemilia as evidence by comparing the Rape of the Sabine Women , in which women are idealized as objects of desire for Roman men, and a scene from the frieze in which Tarpeia is punished for acting out as an independent and motivated woman. The author further compares this structure to the Ara Pacis because the latter depicts women and family life in a positive light, one that focuses on fertility and morality. The classicizing form of both buildings communicates the intended meaning to their viewers. REFERENCES 1. Kampen, Natalie Boymel, “The Muted Other,” Art Journal , XLVII, 1988, 15-19...
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- Ancient Rome, Natalie Boymel Kampen