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date: 23 October 2019

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In Roman Greece the long tradition of Greek marble sculpture maintained a strong presence through late Roman times. Classical forms, styles, and subject matter were dominant. Depictions of traditional Greek deities continued, while new ones such as Tyche/Fortuna were incorporated into religious practice. Attic workshops were busy filling orders for freestanding sculpture, funerary monuments, and architectural reliefs for local use, and they also had a thriving export business, especially in sarcophagi. Patrons and cities commissioned sculpture for civic and religious purposes, as well as to decorate villas. Architectural sculpture occurred in reliefs on altars and basilicas and expanded to include decoration of the scaenae frons in theaters, with reliefs on and between podia. In theaters and stoas support figures became popular elements in the civic landscape.

Keywords: Tyche, Fortuna, Attic workshops, scaenae frons, support figures, sarcophagi, Athens, Corinth, Thessaloniki

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