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cA. 75-60 BCE. Roman Funerary relief of a freed married couple. This was a common portrayal by former slaves. At this time the ratio of slave to citizen was 1 to 3. Only after being freed did their marriage have legal status hence the portrayal has layers of meaning. The wife is idealized in the modesty pose of virtue while the man looks natural wearing the ('arm-sling' style) Toga the symbol of a roman citizen -a free man. Via Statilia, Rome. Capitoline Museums

cA. 75-60 BCE. Roman Funerary relief of a freed married couple. This was a common portrayal by former slaves. At this time the ratio of slave to citizen was 1 to 3. Only after being freed did their marriage have legal status hence the portrayal has layers of meaning. The wife is idealized in the modesty pose of virtue while the man looks natural wearing the ('arm-sling' style) Toga the symbol of a roman citizen -a free man. Via Statilia, Rome. Capitoline Museums

From Trajan's column - the severed heads of Dacians presented to Trajan himself.  it seems the presentation of decapitated heads to the emperor himself was standard protocol. There are echoes of Pompey’s head being presented to Caesar and Cicero’s head to Antony.

From Trajan's column - the severed heads of Dacians presented to Trajan himself. it seems the presentation of decapitated heads to the emperor himself was standard protocol. There are echoes of Pompey’s head being presented to Caesar and Cicero’s head to Antony.

Coin from Ephesus showing the honeybee (Melissa, "Sweet") symbol of the goddess Artemis.

Coin from Ephesus showing the honeybee (Melissa, "Sweet") symbol of the goddess Artemis.

central panel of a marble sarcophagus, Roman, found in the Via Praenestina, third century CE.This relief depicts a seated male teacher holding a scroll and reading to a female student. Rome, Tabularium (Capitoline Museums). Credits: Barbara McManus, 2007

central panel of a marble sarcophagus, Roman, found in the Via Praenestina, third century CE.This relief depicts a seated male teacher holding a scroll and reading to a female student. Rome, Tabularium (Capitoline Museums). Credits: Barbara McManus, 2007

Roman Gold Earrings, Period, later than Date: A.D. 4th century or later Geography: Egypt

Roman Gold Earrings, Period, later than Date: A.D. 4th century or later Geography: Egypt

Roman, Republican or Early Imperial Relief of a seated poet (Menander) with masks of New Comedy, 1st century B.C. – early 1st century A.D. White marble, probably Italian

Roman, Republican or Early Imperial Relief of a seated poet (Menander) with masks of New Comedy, 1st century B.C. – early 1st century A.D. White marble, probably Italian

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Ritratto funebre 21 - El Fayum100BC - 300ADFayum / Romano-Egyptian / Roman / EncausticMore Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Ritratto funebre 21 - El Fayum100BC - 300ADFayum / Romano-Egyptian / Roman / EncausticMore Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

The Romans were terrified of the Dacians weapons. Their preferred sword was the single edged falcata: capable of severing limbs with a single blow. Perhaps their most dreaded weapon was the war scythe. The Romans had to adapt gladiator armor to counter it   The Dacian war scythe was known as a falx; the falcata was a Spanish weapon.  Dacian swords were short and doubled-edged, presumably based on the gladius or the xiphos.

The Romans were terrified of the Dacians weapons. Their preferred sword was the single edged falcata: capable of severing limbs with a single blow. Perhaps their most dreaded weapon was the war scythe. The Romans had to adapt gladiator armor to counter it The Dacian war scythe was known as a falx; the falcata was a Spanish weapon. Dacian swords were short and doubled-edged, presumably based on the gladius or the xiphos.

Sebasteion, the emperor crowned by the Roman People.    Aphrodisias Museum.

Sebasteion, the emperor crowned by the Roman People. Aphrodisias Museum.

The Preatorian guard of Augustus, Roman relief (marble), 1st century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

The Preatorian guard of Augustus, Roman relief (marble), 1st century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

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Picture shows Roman woman, Marble, Roman.  Getty Villa.   Women in ancient Rome wear the palla over the stola. The palla used to made of wool and had rectagle shape. The Roman women will put palla on top of her stola when she went outside.

Picture shows Roman woman, Marble, Roman. Getty Villa. Women in ancient Rome wear the palla over the stola. The palla used to made of wool and had rectagle shape. The Roman women will put palla on top of her stola when she went outside.

Hadrianic Relief Representing Phrygia Archaeological Museum Naples Possibly from the Hadrianeum

Hadrianic Relief Representing Phrygia Archaeological Museum Naples Possibly from the Hadrianeum

Roman Education was important to the Romans and the rich valued education while the poor did not get a proper education. Some kids went to a school while some kids parents hired a private tutor.

Roman Education was important to the Romans and the rich valued education while the poor did not get a proper education. Some kids went to a school while some kids parents hired a private tutor.

Flora or Hebe, The god of Flower and Spring

Flora or Hebe, The god of Flower and Spring

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