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Even back in the day Italian women were beautiful Bust of a Roman woman, 1st c CE

Even back in the day Italian women were beautiful Bust of a Roman woman, 1st c CE

Statue of Livia from the Villa of Mysteries. Detail. Marble. Late 1st century B.C. — early 1st century A.D.

Statue of Livia from the Villa of Mysteries. Detail. Marble. Late 1st century B.C. — early 1st century A.D.

Ritratto di Pompeo; metà I secolo a.C.; marmo; New Carleberg Glyptotek, Copenaghen.

Ritratto di Pompeo; metà I secolo a.C.; marmo; New Carleberg Glyptotek, Copenaghen.

A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO OF AUGUSTUS, CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D. Sculpted in three layers, brown on white, on a dark brown ground, with a bust of the Emperor in three-quarter back view. 1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide. (Sale 2450 Antiquities, 2011). -Christie’s-

A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO OF AUGUSTUS, CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D. Sculpted in three layers, brown on white, on a dark brown ground, with a bust of the Emperor in three-quarter back view. 1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide. (Sale 2450 Antiquities, 2011). -Christie’s-

The Augustus of Prima Porta, believed to have been commissioned in 15 A.D. by Augustus’ adopted son Tiberius, is a majestic example of Imperial Roman statuary.

The Augustus of Prima Porta, believed to have been commissioned in 15 A.D. by Augustus’ adopted son Tiberius, is a majestic example of Imperial Roman statuary.

"Our life is what our thoughts make it." - Marcus Aurelius

"Our life is what our thoughts make it." - Marcus Aurelius

Caracalla by SpaceTouristMarv

Caracalla by SpaceTouristMarv

(c. 14 BCE - 20 CE) Bust of a Roman Woman

(c. 14 BCE - 20 CE) Bust of a Roman Woman

Emperor Nero aka. Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37-68CE) was adopted by Emperor Claudius. His reign was characterized by extravagance and tyranny. Guilty of many murders, he was morally weak and very sensual. He was accused of allowing the fire that destroyed 2/3s of Rome to burn.

Emperor Nero aka. Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37-68CE) was adopted by Emperor Claudius. His reign was characterized by extravagance and tyranny. Guilty of many murders, he was morally weak and very sensual. He was accused of allowing the fire that destroyed 2/3s of Rome to burn.

Aristotle, philosopher, teacher of Alexander the Great, (384-332 BCE). Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze.  Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy

Aristotle, philosopher, teacher of Alexander the Great, (384-332 BCE). Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze. Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy

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