Antico Senato di Roma. The Curia Julia in Rome, the building site in the Roman Forum that housed the Senate. Senate (Patricians) and Consuls in charge of Rome until personal ambition of generals led to the end of this republic.
This is to show what the Romans would have worn; this is Octavian a general, this shows what the generals (people looked up to as leaders) would have wore. Also shows Octavian's attempt at divine right to rule.
Charioteer wearing long chiton. Bronze statue from the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, c. 470 bce. In the Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Greece. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/113345/chiton I chose this because Chitons were a garment worn by men and women from the Archaic through the Hellenistic Period.
Athena, goddess of war, strategy, and wisdom. In the Hellenistic Period efforts increased to gather collections of traditional stories about the gods and heroes. Also during this period the "Hall of Muses" library was established. I chose this image because the Greeks were collecting knowledge to expand their wisdom and Athena is the goddess of wisdom. Powell page 71-72.