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Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, known as Caligula, 37–41; Julio-Claudian Roman Marble Source: Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, known as Caligula, The [Roman] (14.37) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mummy Case, Egypt, Roman Period, Early 2nd century “Mummy of a Greek youth, aged 19-21, named Artemidorus in a cartonnage body-case with mythological decoration in gold leaf and an encaustic on limewood portrait-panel covering the face and inscription on the chest. There is an inscription in Greek on the mummy-case.

Ancient Greek & Roman Sculpture: Muse Thalia

Thucydides * Ancient Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th-century B.C. War between Sparta and Athens.

Portrait head of the Emperor Augustus, ca. 14–37; Julio-Claudian Roman Marble Source: Portrait head of the Emperor Augustus [Roman] (07.286.115) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Parade or ceremonial helmet. Found in Britain. Shows a youth wearing a Phrigian cap toped by a griffin

Roman Britain
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S6.1 ARTEMIS "DIANA OF VERSAILLES" Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Original / Copy: Roman copy of Greek statue attributed to Leochares ca 325 BC. Restorations by Barthélemy Prieur (1602) and Lange (1808). Style: Late Classical Date: C1st - 2nd AD Period: Imperial Roman

The Ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have played many ball games, some of which involved the use of the feet. The Roman game harpastum is believed to have been adapted from a team game known as episkyros. The Roman politician Cicero (106-43 BC) describes the case of a man who was killed whilst having a shave when a ball was kicked into a barber’s shop. These games appear to have resembled rugby football. Also, documented evidence of an activity resembling football can be found in the Chine

Saint Maurice, ca. 1522–25 This panel, which formed the left wing of an altarpiece, represents Maurice, the Roman legion commander from Thebes who was martyred in the late third century for refusing orders to slaughter the Christians of Gaul. Painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop about 1522–25, likely among many works commissioned for the church at Halle, which was rededicated as a collegiate church in 1523, by Cardinal Albrecht de Brandenburg, archbishop-elector of Mainz.

Mount for Spear Shaft, ca. 400 A.D. Provincial Roman; Found in Vermand, France Silver gilt inlaid with niello

Phoenicia lived its longest life under the Phoenicians, the ancient people whose name was given to this land we know today as Lebanon. After the conquest of Phoenicia by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, it took on new life as Greek-dominated Phoenicia. When the Romans took their turn as conquerors of Phoenicia, it then began to live as Roman-dominated Phoenicia. Each of these eras had its own unique character.