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School
Queen's University
Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLST 101
Professor
Christina Zaccagnino
Semester
Winter

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 Not only the wealthy could afford to have paintings on their walls, but the most wealthy could hire extremely good painters to paint the walls  The wealthy, in order to distinguish themselves from the rest, hired individuals to make mosaics in their houses  Frontality emerged in the early 3 century AD (late Roman Empire), meaning that the faces were centred (not a side view) o It became the way to represent the emperor o The one who is portrayed completely frontal is immediately recognized as the emperor  The ghosts of Rome o Rome lost its importance and another city had gained it in the 5 th century AD o It was still an important place to refer to because of its history  Urbs
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