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Unformatted text preview: long pool surrounded by a colonnade containing statuary (*). The sculptures are all copies of famous sculptures from other areas of the Greco‐Roman world, and they reflect Hadrian’s love of Greek art and culture. On the left side are a series of caryatids that are copies after Greek originals—you should remember that we saw caryatids on the Erechtheion in Athens and on the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi (*). The view in your textbook is a detail view of this area at the very end of the pool. A little later on, we’re also going to look at a mosaic from Hadrian’s villa. 8 Here’s another view of the Canopus to give you a better idea of layout and scale, along with a detail of the plan that you saw in the previous slide. As you can see, much of the colonnade and its sculptural decoration have been lost. But enough remains for you to get a good idea of what it must have looked like: the columns supported an entablature that alternated between semicircular and straight, and sculptures were placed between the columns. The other end of the pool, wh...
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