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SR Set: Ephesus
Title: SR Set: Ephesus
Description: Ephesus is blessed with a favorable geographic location and a history that goes back at least to the time of Alexander the Great. Excavations are still revealing grand monuments of the Roman Imperial period, as well as personal glimpses into the lives of those who lived there. Our Image Set includes recently acquired new images of the once thriving community.
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SR Set: Trabeation and Arcuation - part 1
Title: SR Set: Trabeation and Arcuation - part 1
Description: Dolmen and henge monuments are some of the earliest uses of trabeated construction, dating back to the Neolithic period. Simultaneously, in Egypt, the step pyramid at Saqqara, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Temple of Khons at Karnak, depict the remarkable development of trabeated construction. Like the Egyptians, the Mycenaeans made major contributions in their use of trabeation and arcuation. For the Greeks, the most important architectural form was the temple. By comparing examples like the Temple of Poseidon at Paestum, the temples on the Athenian Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus Olympius, we trace the development of the Greek orders and their accompanying refinements. Later, in Imperial Roman architecture, these Greek forms were adapted for new uses. They gained greater flexibility by the use of concrete to shape arched- and vaulted structures that used forms of the Greek system of orders to express state power and majesty.
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SR Set: The Mighty Roman Empire (SPQR)
Title: SR Set: The Mighty Roman Empire (SPQR)
Description: Maps of Europe until the fifth century AD leave us in awe of the influence the Roman Empire exerted all around the Mediterranean and upon the European--and parts of the Asian--continents. The empire in the east extended in various forms until 1453 with the death of Constantine XI and the capture of Constantinople by Mehmed II, leader of the Ottoman Turks. Our Image Set explores the many settlements and monuments the Romans left behind in what was an early version of a united Europe (quarrels notwithstanding).
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SR Set: Etruscan Art and Culture
Title: SR Set: Etruscan Art and Culture
Description: The Etruscan civilization was flourishing in central Italy when Rome was but a small pastoral village on the banks of the Tiber. The Romans would later absorb the Etruscan culture and in so doing would be greatly influenced by its art. Today, what largely remains of Etruscan art is its funerary art: impressive tombs, sculpted sarcophagi, cinerary urns and elegant wall paintings. Our set includes examples from this little understood culture with works such as the tombs of Cerveteri, the lovely Sarcophagus of a Married Couple from the Louvre, and the fabulous Chimera of Arezzo.
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SR Set: Ancient Art: Roman Architecture
Title: SR Set: Ancient Art: Roman Architecture
Description: Roman architecture illustrated in this set is characterized by the trabeated frontal temple type such as the temple of Fortuna Virilis (Portunus), but more especially by the arcuated plastic forms of the round arch and vaulting, which was enabled by the revolutionary development of structurae caementiciae, or concrete. Innovative use of concrete enabled the construction of such monuments as the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Markets of Trajan. Other Roman monuments included here are the remains of structures of the various Roman Fora; the Ara Pacis Augustae; triumphal arches of Titus, and Constantine; and the nearby seaside town of Ostia Antica. Also included are monuments from the far flung regions of the empire: the Maison Carrée and Pont du Gard in France, the Aqueduct in Segovia, Spain, and Hadrian's Wall in Britain. Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
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SR Set: Ancient Art: Roman Art
Title: SR Set: Ancient Art: Roman Art
Description: This broad selection of examples of Roman art includes a wealth of sculpture ranging from the Etruscan Apollo from Veii and the celebrated Capitoline Wolf of Rome, through the bronze Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, and a vast array of Roman portrait busts, to relief sculpture on monuments such as the Ara Pacis Augustae, the Column of Trajan, the Arch of Titus, and on Sarcophagi such as the Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus. In addition, a marvelous selection of wall paintings and mosaics from Pompeii let us glimpse into the life of ancient Rome. Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
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SR Set: Wall Painting in Antiquity
Title: SR Set: Wall Painting in Antiquity
Description: Wall painting in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome was distinctive to each culture, but moving from one culture to another through the centuries. The flow of style and design moves gracefully from the earliest Old Kingdom tomb paintings to the lush interiors at Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were frozen in time in Mount Vesuvius' 79 CE eruption. The formal Egyptian canon varied little for nearly three thousand years and was to be adapted and enriched in Minoan frescoes, the forerunners of a freer Greek style of painting. Egyptian wall painting was done directly on limestone or on a coat of dried plaster; unlike the Minoan and later Roman wall paintings which were worked in true fresco form in wet plaster. In this set Roman wall paintings are divided into the four styles described by August Mau in the 19th century; while some of our Egyptian examples are facsimiles by Egyptologists Norman and Nina Davies and Charles K. Wilkinson done in the early Twentieth century.
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