Art and Culture of Ancient Rome (Ancient Art and Cultures) by Nicholas Pistone

By Nicholas Pistone

This illustrated heritage of old Rome is a finished advisor that takes readers during the phases that equipped one of many maximum civilizations in historical past. From its origins to daily life to the Roman Empire, this publication covers every little thing a reader must find out about the most enduring civilizations ever.

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Seats and tables Stools (selle) were the most common form of seating. They came with or without arms, and had three or four legs. A woman’s chair (cathedra) had a curved back but no arms. Seats were made of wood, bronze, and sometimes marble. Tables (mensa) came in various shapes and sizes, with one or more legs. One of the most common kinds was a small, round, three-legged version that could be folded up and carried. Tables were normally made of wood, but rich households also had bronze or marble-topped tables.

This dining couch with backrests is ornamented with animal motifs. It comes from Amiternum (Aquila), and dates from the 1st century BCE. Folding stool with bronze legs. Safes Precious objects were stored in bronze safes that were secured with locks. This one, from a house in Pompeii, is low, heavy, and decorated with bronze studs. 33 34 ROMAN CITIES A relief on Trajan’s Column New settlements in Rome shows Roman In far-flung places along the borders of the Empire, towns soon soldiers building the sprang up around Roman military encampments.

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