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Hermes Loghios (close-up). Medium-grained (Pentelic) marble. Roman copy 2nd cent. CE after a Greek original of the 5th cent. BCE ascribed to Phidias.

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Relief Portrait of the emperor Lucius Verus [Roman] (13.227.1) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Roman Bronze bust of L. Cornelius Pusio (left profile) | da Roger B. Ulrich

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Gaius Julius Ceaser played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

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Before the Empire, the Romans produced the best portrait sculpture that the world has ever seen. Look at this face and you feel like you know this man in all his broken humanity.

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Augustus is considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD.

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Roman Bronze bust of L. Cornelius Pusio | da Roger B. Ulrich

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