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Unformatted text preview: May 25, 2011 Rome: Early Empire • Period after the end of the Republic era • Julius Caesar tries to consolidate empire • Julius Caesar gets assassinated in 44 BCE • Caesar had a successor lined up, Octavian • Named to the throne as Augustus, meaning highest one • Later became the religious leader too • Augustus of Primaporta- renewed interest in idealization of leaders, combines his military status with his civic leadership, Idealized in the Greek style, In a contra pasto position, still a portrait, looks somewhat similar to Julius Caesar sculpture, has little Cupid by his foot which is representative of the son of Athena and the founder of the Rome, Armor is shaped to emphasize the muscle, Armor shows figures of defeated Parthian handing power over to a Roman, Shows sky deities at the top of the armor, Mother Earth is at the bottom showing that Roman victory was a victory for the world, Found in his wife’s country villa • Portrait Bust of Livia Drusilla (wife of Augustus)- was a hostess of the country villa and had a lot of political influence, thought that she helped keep Augustus in power, together they put together a lot of civic programs, Bring in a 200 year peaceful reign,...
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