By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Some Striking Roman Art

There is alot! I found these examples striking as I read the book Roman Art by Nancy and Andrew Ramage of Ithaca College and Cornell University (5th edition).

Of course, I am making a very subjective list. In addition, I skip some magnificent examples that are very well-known, such as the Colosseum, the Arch of Titus, the Column of Trajan, and the Pantheon, among others. All images can be found at Wikimedia Commons. The respective labels for the images are as follows (Creative Commons License unless otherwise stated; "c"=century):

1. Temple of Portunus, Rome, late 2nd c. BC;
2. Pompey Magnus, First c. AD (public domain);
3. Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France, 1st c. BC;
4. Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), Rome, 13-9 BC;
5. Aqueduct, Segovia, Spain, early 1st or 2nd c. AD (used until middle of 19th century; blogger's photo);
6. Bridge (still used!), Alcántara, Spain, AD 105 (GNU Free Documentation License);
7. Library of Celsus, Ephesus, AD 135 (public domain);
8. My Personal Favorite: Theater at Sabratha, Libya, late 2nd c. AD (Mediterranean Sea in background; GNU Free Documentation License).