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date: 27 September 2020

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This chapter examines the wide variety of functions of art in ancient Rome, with particular emphasis on the use of images in sculpture and painting. It first considers the use of sculptures in the decoration of houses and villas, followed by a discussion of honorary statues and monuments of public self-representation from the Late Republic to the Principate. It then looks at the art of the citizens in the Imperial period, focusing on sarcophagi and mosaics. The chapter also makes a distinction between funerary statues and the images inside houses.

Keywords: ancient Rome, art, honorary statues, houses, images, mosaics, painting, sarcophagi, villas

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