HadrianToCommodus

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Unformatted text preview: ich is difficult to see in this view, ended in front of an outdoor dining room that had concrete couches facing the pool. This is much more luxurious than the triclinia that we saw at Pompeii! 9 Here’s the view in your textbook, looking down from one end of the Canopus towards the covered dining room on the other end. The sculptures that you can see include a couple of warriors and also a couple of Amazons, again, copies after famous Greek works. 10 I mentioned that Hadrian owned numerous copies of famous Greek sculptures. On the right is one of them, a copy of the Discobolos, or discus thrower by Myron. Another copy, but one that is considered closer to the original, can be seen in the view from your textbook on the left. 11 Now we’re going to spend a little time talking about mosaics. The Romans had many mosaics—they could be found on the floors of homes, villas and public buildings throughout the empire. Artists used tesserae, small pieces of glass or stone in a wide array of colors....
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course PL SC 101 taught by Professor Web during the Summer '11 term at Penn State.

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