ANCIENT ROME

Monarchy (753 BCE - 509 BCE)

Republic (509 BCE - 27 CE)

Early Empire (27 CE - 96 CE)

High Empire (96 CE - 192 CE)

Late Empire (193 CE - 237 CE)

CONTENT: What do you see?

FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.

CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.

FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.

Assignments:

READINGS: 

 

UNIT SHEET: below 

 

SNAPSHOT Sheet:

Roman Art/Architecture Unit Sheet

APAH 250 Images:

42. Head of a Roman Patrician 

* Roman Bearing the Busts of his Ancestors

* Pont du Gard, Nimes

40. Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii 

39. House of the Vettii 
43. Augustus of Prima Porta 

* Ara Pacis
44. Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater) 
45. Forum of Trajan 
46. Pantheon 

47. Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus 

181. Petra, Jordan: Treasury and Great Temple 

exedrae

arch

barrel vault

basilica

catacombs

coffers

buttressing

longitudinal

pilaster

oculus

springing

travertine

appropriation

imagines

clerestory

engaged column

dome

voussoirs

nave

aisles

portico

apse

arcade

amphitheater

forum

fresco

illusionism

veristic/verism

 

Vocabulary:

 

Roman Art & Architecture Unit Sheet:

Roman Art and Context:

Appropriation:     What Greece started, Rome took as their own

Pragmatism:       The greatest good and popular opinion establish

                              the standard of art

Propaganda:        Power and authority of Republicanism and

                              Imperialism

Utilitarianism:      Engineering, road building, public works to

                              manage government and Empire

Eclecticism:         A tolerant and open minded approach to

                             differences

Architecture:       New technological innovations in engineering

                             including arch, dome, vault, concrete

by Timothy B. Lee

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

A very special thank you to Dr. Robert Coad for his infinite wisdom, amazing workshops, gift of materials and time, and years of support.

Another special thank you to Ms. Marsha Russell for her devotion to teaching and generosity in sharing her materials and knowledge with all of us.

Thank you to Valerie Park for her inspirational AP Art History web site that guided the creation of this site.

And finally, if you choose to use any of the images or information from this site, I ask that you kindly give me credit.  Thank you for visiting!