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The flow of works of art and artists to the west began, and the classical styles of
early imperial Rome are exactly those of the late Hellenistic Greek world, in many
instances executed by the same artists. Thus, in the early empire the majority of ...
The plundering of Syracuse and Tarentum at the end of the 3rd century bc
marked the beginning of a flow of Greek art treasures into Rome that continued
for several centuries and played a leading role in the aesthetic education of the
In some cases the cella was vaulted in concrete and might have an apsidal (
semicircular) end, such as in the so-called baths of Diana at Nimes, France, and
especially the double Temple of Venus and Rome in Rome. The best preserved ...
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