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date: 27 September 2020

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This chapter examines the varied, ambivalent, and often contradictory ways in which the Romans interacted with Greek art and architecture during ancient times. More specifically, it explores the cultural practices that framed the Romans’ reception of art and architecture by the Greeks, including their looting, collecting, and theorizing of Greek art. Furthermore, it considers how the Romans copied and adapted Greek styles and turned Greek images into new Roman works, including monuments. The chapter also discusses the outcomes of the Roman reception of Greek art and architecture.

Keywords: architecture, art, collecting, cultural practices, Greeks, images, looting, monuments, Romans, theorizing

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